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L.A. Unified School District

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  • Voters go to polls today to decide L.A. school board races

    Voters go to polls today to decide L.A. school board races
    Voters are going to the polls in Los Angeles on Tuesday to decide three school board races that will affect the direction of the nation’s second-largest school system. The campaigns have been dominated by independent spending. Outside groups...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Unified after-school coach is suspected of molesting nine girls

    A coach for a Los Angeles Unified School District after-school program was charged Friday with multiple felony counts of committing lewd acts on a child, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. Ronnie Lee Roman, 42, of San...
  • Spending in race for three LAUSD board seats reaches nearly $4.6 million

    Spending in race for three LAUSD board seats reaches nearly $4.6 million
    Total spending in the battle for three spots on the Los Angeles Board of Education has increased sharply since the March primary, reaching nearly $4.6 million, as interest groups vie to influence the nation's second-largest school system. The top...
  • In L.A. Unified races, there's one issue where charter schools and teachers union agree

    In L.A. Unified races, there's one issue where charter schools and teachers union agree
    Charter-school backers and the teachers union are on opposite sides in next week's Los Angeles school board elections. But both sides view the school district's ill-fated and expensive effort to provide iPads to all students as key to victory. A charter...
  • L.A. Unified extends contract of Supt. Ramon Cortines

    L.A. Unified extends contract of Supt. Ramon Cortines
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend the contract of schools Supt Ramon C. Cortines for a year, through June 2016. The superintendent, who is 82, was brought in last October when then-Supt. John Deasy resigned...
  • Debate over L.A. Unified graduation standards is postponed

    Debate over L.A. Unified graduation standards is postponed
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday postponed action on new college prep requirements that could deny diplomas to thousands of students. The graduation requirements are scheduled to take effect for the Class of 2017. But as many as three-...
  • LAUSD's college-prep curriculum: Does it help or hurt?

    To the editor: I was appalled to read that "not all students are interested in college, and there will always be jobs that don't require it." Whose children do you suppose those students should be? Yours? ("L.A. Unified needs to do its homework on...
  • 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...