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L.A. Unified School District

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  • LAUSD shouldn't lower the bar for struggling students

    To the editor: As a college instructor, I see firsthand the benefits that the Los Angeles Unified School District's college-preparatory curriculum provides graduates. I am saddened to learn that rather than going forward with a plan to require students to...
  • L.A. Unified needs to do its homework on college-prep standards

     L.A. Unified needs to do its homework on college-prep standards
    It’s much easier for members of the L.A. Unified school board sitting on the dais to pass stringent and unrealistic new standards than it is for teachers on the ground to carry them out. Case in point: the district’s requirement that all...
  • School board holds first meeting since Hill's hiring

    The first Burbank school board meeting since Matt Hill was hired as the district's next superintendent was far more subdued than the mid-April meeting, where teachers who opposed his hiring filled City Council chambers to standing room only and longtime...
  • L.A. Unified teachers ratify three-year contract

    L.A. Unified teachers ratify three-year contract
    An overwhelming majority of teachers union members voted to ratify a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the union announced Friday. More than 97% of 25,407 educators who cast ballots favored the pact, which  includes a 10%...
  • State auditor finds improvement in embattled charter school chain

    State auditor finds improvement in embattled charter school chain
    A California state audit has found that a charter school organization accused of financial mismanagement by the Los Angeles Unified School District has improved its bottom line but still needs stronger controls over spending. The audit, released...
  • LAUSD college prep rule puts nearly 75% of 10th graders' diplomas at risk

    LAUSD college prep rule puts nearly 75% of 10th graders' diplomas at risk
    As many as three-quarters of Los Angeles 10th-graders are at risk of being denied diplomas by graduation because they are not on track to meet rigorous new college prep class requirements. This has prompted some in the L.A. Unified School District,...
  • L.A. Unified will investigate food-service contracts at PUC charters

    L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines has asked for a district review of food service contracts at one of the region's largest charter school organizations. The move came after The Times on Sunday published the findings of a state investigation into...
  • L.A. school district approves plan for two all-girls schools

    L.A. school district approves plan for two all-girls schools
    For the first time, the Los Angeles Unified School District will open two all-girls' schools next fall. The Board of Education on Tuesday approved two secondary campuses for girls: one will be overseen directly by L.A. Unified; the other will be an...
  • LAUSD charter group gave food contract to an employee's firm

    LAUSD charter group gave food contract to an employee's firm
    A Los Angeles-based charter group awarded food-service contracts worth millions of dollars to a company partially owned by one of the schools' high-ranking employees, a state investigation has found. The probe involved Jacqueline Duvivier Castillo,...
  • L.A. Unified releases audit of charter school with ties to candidate

    L.A. Unified releases audit of charter school with ties to candidate
    An audit of a charter school with ties to a Board of Education candidate found fault with the school’s financial operations and the way it maintained employee records and other documents. The audit was released Wednesday by the Los Angeles Unified...
  • L.A. Unified delays release of audit on school with ties to candidate

    L.A. Unified delays release of audit on school with ties to candidate
    An audit of a charter school co-founded by a Board of Education candidate has been withheld from public release at the request of a school board member, L.A. Unified district officials have confirmed. Two well-placed district sources said that the...