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  • LAUSD coaches work for less than minimum wage, panel hears

    LAUSD coaches work for less than minimum wage, panel hears
    After hearing an overview of the state of athletic programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, audience members at a presentation to a Board of Education panel didn't know whether to laugh or cry. LAUSD teams have produced Hall of Famers such...
  • 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...
  • Leader of textbook theft scheme involving LAUSD, others gets prison time

    Leader of textbook theft scheme involving LAUSD, others gets prison time
    It was a textbook case of stealing from the poor. Literally. Corey Frederick, 44, hatched a scheme to steal thousands of textbooks from cash-strapped local school districts so that he could sell them to distributors. Starting in May 2008, Frederick...
  • City Section becomes first in state to approve division for athletes with disabilities

    City Section becomes first in state to approve division for athletes with disabilities
    The City Section Board of Managers on Monday approved a move to become the first high school sports section in the state to offer an inclusive sports-level division for individual students with disabilities. “This is history,” said Teri...
  • Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

    Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math
    During first period at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Monica Casillas asked her students to line up in order by height so she could organize a human representation of a "box-and-whisker" plot. As they filed into place — most boys...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Non-educators heading school districts isn't that rare

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Non-educators heading school districts isn't that rare
    No experience required. This phrase would attract a young person who has never held down a job. It shouldn’t be the standard a school district considers when searching for a superintendent of schools. Yet that is exactly what occurred in...
  • Letter: Hill impressed at alumni meeting

    A big thank you to Burbank school board members Applebaum, Bunch, Kemp, Reynolds and Tabet, for making a terrific decision to hire Matt Hill as the new superintendent of schools. Hill will assume his new position on July 1. Facing opposition from what...
  • Blame Sacramento, not LAUSD, for preschool cuts

    Blame Sacramento, not LAUSD, for preschool cuts
    To the editor: Sandy Banks' article about the woes of the preschool program in the Los Angeles Unified School District never hits on the fundamental reason that the school district is unable to fund it. ("L.A. Unified targets the wrong place to cut:...
  • L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise

    L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise
    The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to back a tentative labor agreement that would give teachers a 10% raise over two years — their first pay increase in eight years. The agreement would fund smaller classes and...