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  • 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...
  • LAUSD should try again on supplying computers

    LAUSD should try again on supplying computers
    The idea of equipping every Los Angeles Unified student and teacher with a computer suffered its final blow with the announcement last week that the school district simply couldn't afford to buy some 700,000 of them. If ever a proposal was half-baked,...
  • 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...
  • Teachers union rally in downtown L.A. draws thousands in call for contract demands

    Teachers union rally in downtown L.A. draws thousands in call for contract demands
    The sign hanging around Luis Blazer's neck listed the reason he was standing outside with thousands of teachers Thursday evening, calling on the country's second-largest school district to accept the demands of United Teachers Los Angeles. Blazer has 45...
  • 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...
  • L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows

    L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows
    A push by backers of charter schools to have a bigger voice on the Los Angeles Board of Education appears to have paid off, according to early election returns in three contested races. The campaign was marked by the emergence of a charter group as...
  • LAUSD and UTLA are too big

    To the editor: The United Teachers Los Angeles rally in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park crystallizes for this L.A. Unified School District teacher the idea that both the district and union are too big to serve the interests of students and their families, just...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Times' endorsements for LAUSD Board of Education

    The Times' endorsements for LAUSD Board of Education
    With the departure of Supt. John Deasy, the atmosphere is calmer in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Board meetings are blessedly shorter and less rancorous. Interim Supt. Ramon Cortines has been ably putting out the fires Deasy left burning,...
  • Franklin, Granada Hills tie for first in academic Super Quiz

    Franklin, Granada Hills tie for first in academic Super Quiz
    Granada Hills Charter High School and Franklin High tied for first place in the Super Quiz portion of the Los Angeles Unified School District's annual Academic Decathlon, officials said Sunday. The two teams each earned an unofficial score of 65...