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  • L.A. Unified teacher convicted of stabbing his wife to death

    L.A. Unified teacher convicted of stabbing his wife to death
    A Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was convicted Monday of stabbing his wife and leaving her to die on the pavement outside a West Hills home, authorities said. After deliberating for about 2-1/2 hours, a jury found Michael Kane, 48, guilty...
  • LAUSD officials must revise how space is allotted to charter schools

    LAUSD officials must revise how space is allotted to charter schools
    The California Supreme Court unanimously decided Thursday that the Los Angeles school district's method for allocating space to charter schools may shortchange them classrooms. In a decision written by Justice Goodwin Liu, the state’s highest...
  • Teachers sue to join union without paying for political activities

    Teachers sue to join union without paying for political activities
    An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop teachers unions in California from using member dues for political purposes unless individual instructors provide their permission. The effort, if successful, could weaken the influence of these...
  • Unions and L.A. Unified reach tentative deal on health benefits

    Unions and L.A. Unified reach tentative deal on health benefits
    The Los Angeles school district and its employee unions have reached a multibillion-dollar tentative agreement on healthcare benefits that would run through 2018. The agreement factors in modest annual increases in benefit expenses and resolves some...
  • Control of L.A. school funds at risk in dispute over teacher evaluations

    Control of L.A. school funds at risk in dispute over teacher evaluations
    The Los Angeles Unified School District could lose control over $57 million a year in federal funds because of a disagreement over performance evaluations with the teachers union. The dispute centers on the overall rating of a teacher. The union, United...
  • Four Garfield High students are in national Academic Decathlon final

    Four Garfield High students are in national Academic Decathlon final
    Four Garfield High students will participate this month in the final round of the national Academic Decathlon, the first ever to compete as individuals — rather than as a school team — from the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are...
  • L.A. Unified ends effort to close embattled charter schools

    L.A. Unified ends effort to close embattled charter schools
    Los Angeles Unified has dropped efforts to shut down three campuses operated by an embattled charter school chain accused of financial irregularities in a district audit. Caprice Young, chief executive officer of the Magnolia Public Schools, hailed...
  • A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?

    A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?
    Parents and students are pressing for the reinstatement of a veteran English and history middle school teacher who was suspended after a student accused him of making racially charged comments in class. Steven Carnine is suspended from his job at Revere...
  • Granada Hills wins state Academic Decathlon

    Granada Hills wins state Academic Decathlon
    Granada Hills Charter High, a perennial contender, has won the California 2015 Academic Decathlon title in a weekend competition in Sacramento. The team scored 59,040 points out of a possible 66,000. Granada Hills will go on to compete in the national...
  • Students alerted district officials to Venice High School sexual assault case

    Students alerted district officials to Venice High School sexual assault case
    It was students who alerted Los Angeles Unified School District officials about possible sexual abuse among their peers at Venice High School, a senior district official told The Times on Saturday. The students directed school administrators to video or...
  • Venice High stunned by sexual allegations against 14 male students

    Venice High stunned by sexual allegations against 14 male students
    Students and parents were stunned and upset by allegations that 14 Venice High School students allegedly took part in sex crimes dating back more than a year. Ten teenage boys were arrested Friday; all but two on campus. Los Angeles police were trying...