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  • Teachers left out of the LAUSD iPad loop

    To the editor: Whether former Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy's iPad plan was criminal or just criminally stupid is irrelevant. He refused to listen to his most valuable asset: us teachers. ("FBI seizes LAUSD records related to...
  • More money needed to fix faulty student records system in L.A. Unified

    More money needed to fix faulty student records system in L.A. Unified
    Los Angeles needs to spend at least $11 million more to deal with problems caused by a new and faulty student records system, officials will tell the school board this week. The spending request, which the board will take up on Tuesday, is the latest...
  • Teachers rise above the mess in LAUSD

    To the editor: Being a teacher at a little gem of a middle school in Mid-City, my colleagues and I have a saying that is repeated almost daily: "in spite of." We use those words to make light of situations that make our job so much more challenging than...
  • LAUSD will seek outside legal advice regarding FBI probe of iPads

    LAUSD will seek outside legal advice regarding FBI probe of iPads
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will retain an outside law firm to provide advice on a FBI investigation of the system’s iPads-for-all program. Supt. Ramon C. Cortines announced the move Monday in a brief memo to the Board of Education and...
  • L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation

    L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation
    Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be required for the first time to take ethnic studies classes as part of an effort to encourage stronger cultural understanding. The idea, brought forward by Board of Education members Bennett...
  • FBI at the door is just the latest bad news for L.A. school district

    FBI at the door is just the latest bad news for L.A. school district
    With three weeks left in December, I'm hesitant to jump the gun and suggest that we've seen the last of this year's troubles for the Los Angeles Unified School District. As you might have heard, there was a knock at the door of district headquarters...
  • L.A. Unified to ban the purchase of chicken raised with antibiotics

    Aiming to bolster student health, Los Angeles Unified and five other major urban school districts announced plans Tuesday to ban the purchase of chickens that have been raised with antibiotics. The action by the Urban School Food Alliance -- which...
  • L.A. Unified didn't do its homework on ethnic studies requirement

    L.A. Unified didn't do its homework on ethnic studies requirement
    Ideally, high school history courses would not be so overwhelmingly focused on the accomplishments of white males and would pay more attention to the roles played by others. There has been progress in that direction — in fact, the College Board...
  • L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads

    L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads
    IPads or Chromebooks? Los Angeles school officials want to give schools more choices in equipping students with new computers, part of an ongoing evolution of the district's approach to buying and using technology. Under a new plan, 27 schools that...
  • State bill would clarify that youth under 18 cannot legally consent to sex with adults

    Aiming to close a legal loophole that allowed L.A. Unified attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old girl could consent to sex with her teacher, a state assemblywoman introduced a bill Monday that would bar that defense in civil cases. Assemblywoman Nora...
  • History sleuthing piques classroom curiosity

    To the editor: Former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member David Tokofsky is concerned that approaches to history such as the Stanford curriculum now in use at Venice High School "diminish content and scope in service to their hip...