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  • Johnson to join county board after losing bid for L.A. Unified post

    Johnson to join county board after losing bid for L.A. Unified post
    A week after losing a close election for the Los Angeles school board, Alex Johnson will take on a different leadership role in education. Johnson, 34, has accepted a nomination for the Los Angeles County school board. The seven-member body is...
  • L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system

    L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system
    Los Angeles Unified spent about $112 million on an online student tracking program a decade ago but dumped it two years ago in favor of another one that promised a streamlined way to manage enrollment, attendance and grades for the nation's second-largest...
  • Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students

     Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students
    Fremont High history teacher Kenia Gomez didn't have much of a summer break. Neither did her students on the school's Academic Decathlon team. They spent three days a week on the South Los Angeles campus, prepping for next year's competition. Last...
  • Crenshaw choir director returns to classroom as inquiry continues

    Crenshaw choir director returns to classroom as inquiry continues
    Crenshaw High School’s longtime choir director, who was reassigned while under investigation by the Los Angeles Unified School District, returned to the classroom on Tuesday as an inquiry into possible misconduct continues. Iris Stevenson, who...
  • L.A. Unified students return to school with more teachers on the job

    L.A. Unified students return to school with more teachers on the job
    More than 650,000 Los Angeles Unified students went back to school Tuesday, supported by the largest funding boost in seven years for hundreds of new teachers, counselors, nurses, library aides and principals. At Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles,...
  • The Advanced Placement numbers racket

    The Advanced Placement numbers racket
    When The Times reported that the number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District had hit an all-time high, I couldn't help but wonder: Is that a good thing? AP courses help high school students gain admission to...
  • L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase

     L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase
    Rachel Harris woke up at 6 a.m after making sure to get a good night's sleep. Million Reneau got decked out in a new plaid shirt. And their fifth-grade classmates at Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles also showed up fresh-faced, with neat braids...
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants
    At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border...
  • All this money, and only an 8% voter turnout?

    All this money, and only an 8% voter turnout?
    To the editor: George McKenna's solid lead in the election for the 1st District's seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education gave him the victory over Alex Johnson. But having only about 8% of eligible voters participate in the...
  • LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year

    LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year
    A controversial state law permitting parents to petition for sweeping changes in failing schools cannot be used this year in Los Angeles Unified, district officials decided. In a letter from a district lawyer to former state Sen. Gloria Romero...
  • More money for LAUSD doesn't mean teachers are better off

    To the editor: As a newly retired Los Angeles Unified School District teacher, Tuesday was the first day of school in 17 years that I didn't have to go. ("L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase," Aug. 12) Among the...