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  • Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election
    Los Angeles mayors once played the role of kingmaker in school board elections. Both Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa took on the teachers union, leading campaigns to raise money for favored candidates. When those candidates won, the mayors...
  • LAUSD is making a mistake by relying too much on walk-on coaches

    LAUSD is making a mistake by relying too much on walk-on coaches
    Here's a statistic from the Los Angeles Unified School District that should set off alarm bells: 58% of its coaches from 83 high schools were walk-ons or noncertificated employees during the 2013-14 school year. Only 42% were teachers, according to...
  • Granada Hills Charter High wins L.A. Unified's Academic Decathlon

    Granada Hills Charter High School won Los Angeles Unified's annual Academic Decathlon, recording the highest team score in the competition's 47-year history, officials said Friday. The school, a three-time national decathlon champion located in the west...
  • L.A. Unified sides with farmworkers union in dispute with grower

    L.A. Unified sides with farmworkers union in dispute with grower
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday sided with United Farm Workers in its dispute with an agricultural firm, calling on the company to honor a labor contract. The vote was 6 to 0, with one abstention, and was greeted with rousing approval by...
  • L.A. school district lawyers will assist students facing deportation

    L.A. school district lawyers will assist students facing deportation
    Some students facing deportation will receive legal help from attorneys with the Los Angeles Unified School District under a plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Education. Under the proposal, brought forward by the general counsel's office, district...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • Don't punish other districts for L.A. Unified's problems

    It's very clear from readers that many don't equate iPads with infrastructure. Nor laptops with labs. Schools, they logically believe, shouldn't be borrowing money — selling bonds — to buy tech gadgets already en route to obsolescence....
  • LAUSD debate no-shows are a disservice to voters

    LAUSD debate no-shows are a disservice to voters
    It's not a big deal for a local political candidate to skip a debate or two during a campaign. But the last-minute disintegration of a planned three-man debate last Wednesday was another matter. Bennett Kayser, campaigning to retain his seat on the Los...
  • Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck

    Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck
    The Los Angeles Unified school board has enough divisions over educational philosophy to fill a thousand school-board campaigns. The last thing we need is the introduction of phony racial divisions and shameful accusations that strongly and wrongly...
  • 2 of 3 candidates for L.A. school board seat don't show up for debate

    2 of 3 candidates for L.A. school board seat don't show up for debate
    Absenteeism was a big problem Wednesday night at a forum for Los Angeles Unified school board candidates. It wasn’t parents, students or concerned citizens who played hooky. It was two out of the three candidates. That’s right. About 200...
  • L.A. Unified chief blasts teachers union's salary demands

    L.A. Unified chief blasts teachers union's salary demands
    L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines blasted the teachers union's salary demands Monday, calling them an unrealistic proposal that would force "catastrophic" layoffs of other employees.  After 16 meetings and months of contract negotiations with United...