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Los Angeles Unified School District

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  • LAUSD brings back a critical voice on iPads

    Thanks to the attention of The Times' Steve Lopez and other reporters, the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education decided that perhaps it acted hastily in initially removing Stuart Magruder from the Bond Oversight Committee after his...
  • Parents of boy who drowned on school trip file claim against LAUSD

    The parents of a high school student with autism who drowned while on a school-sponsored event have filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District, saying the district's negligence led to their son's death. Erick Ortiz, 16, drowned...
  • Brown signs bill to speed firing teachers

    To the editor: So now the schools want to fire teachers faster. And recently, L.A. Unified offered teachers a tiny raise, after years of stress and threats to their jobs. After 37 years teaching public high school and now retired, I can only sigh and...
  • Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers

    Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers
    A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
  • LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students

    LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students
    Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad. Contracts that will come...
  • Richard Vladovic to serve again as L.A. school board president

    Richard Vladovic to serve again as L.A. school board president
    The Los Angeles Board of Education selected Richard Vladovic on Tuesday for a second, one-year term as president. The vote of the school board, which selects its president, was 5 to 1. The president is selected annually by members of the school...
  • L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour

    L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour
    Low-wage workers in the nation’s second-largest school system have won a minimum-wage pay increase to $15 an hour. The contract agreement, approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Education, will nearly double the wages of some Los Angeles...
  • George McKenna, Alex Johnson seek funds, backers in L.A. Unified race

     George McKenna, Alex Johnson seek funds, backers in L.A. Unified race
    The top two finishers in this week's election for the Los Angeles Board of Education will meet in an August runoff, but first they face another crucial contest: the race for money and powerful endorsements. Especially in play is the influential...
  • Scores address L.A. school board on funding

    Scores address L.A. school board on funding
    The Los Angeles Board of Education and L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy heard from dozens of students, parents, educators and community members on how to spend $837 million in state funds for disadvantaged students. The L.A. Unified School District budget...
  • Mayor, L.A. Unified announce citywide summer learning program

    Mayor, L.A. Unified announce citywide summer learning program
    As part of an effort to close what Mayor Eric Garcetti says is a skills gap in the Los Angeles workforce, officials announced a new summer program Tuesday to provide online and in-person classes to a wide range of young and older students. The Summer of...
  • Two corporate jets donated to mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport

    Two corporate jets donated to mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport
    Clay Lacy, a legendary pilot and pioneer in aviation-related businesses, on Thursday donated two retired corporate jets to the aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport. The 1968 Learjet and a 1979 Gulfstream represent the largest gifts received...