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  • LAUSD needs precautions to prevent another Miramonte-type scandal

    LAUSD needs precautions to prevent another Miramonte-type scandal
    The sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School was creepy beyond measure, involving a "game" in which third-graders were blindfolded and fed cookies tainted with their teacher's semen. But the astonishing $139-million legal settlement —...
  • L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University

    L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University
    Venice High sophomore Vanessa Pepperdine had always hated history class: the dry lectures, the boring textbooks, the forgettable factoids about famous dead people. "You just read out of the textbook, and it wasn't interesting," Vanessa said. But...
  • History classes don't need to be 'gamified'

    To the editor: The article describing some students at Venice High School playing games to access world history saddens those who believe history need not be "gamified," put online to download and reduced in scope to stimulate thought and engagement in...
  • L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads

    L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads
    IPads or Chromebooks? Los Angeles school officials want to give schools more choices in equipping students with new computers, part of an ongoing evolution of the district's approach to buying and using technology. Under a new plan, 27 schools that...
  • State bill would clarify that youth under 18 cannot legally consent to sex with adults

    Aiming to close a legal loophole that allowed L.A. Unified attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old girl could consent to sex with her teacher, a state assemblywoman introduced a bill Monday that would bar that defense in civil cases. Assemblywoman Nora...
  • History sleuthing piques classroom curiosity

    To the editor: Former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member David Tokofsky is concerned that approaches to history such as the Stanford curriculum now in use at Venice High School "diminish content and scope in service to their hip...
  • Technology chief for Los Angeles Unified School District resigns

     Technology chief for Los Angeles Unified School District resigns
    The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system. Ron Chandler, the chief information officer, headed...
  • 2 firms that won LAUSD's tech program most active in seeking meetings

    2 firms that won LAUSD's tech program most active in seeking meetings
    More than a year before the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to an iPads-for-all program, Apple and a leading curriculum company repeatedly sought meetings with school board members, newly released emails and records reviewed by The Times show. The...
  • LAUSD tests the limits of teachers' sanity

    To the editor: Whenever any columnist writes about public education, he will be criticized by both the teachers unions and administrators. Such is the lesson learned with the Los Angeles Unified School District. ("A teacher loves his job -- and is so...
  • New L.A. student records system badly mishandled, report concludes

    New L.A. student records system badly mishandled, report concludes
    The rollout of a new student records system for Los Angeles schools was problematic at just about every level, according to a consultant’s report released Thursday. The report is the first independent examination of L.A. Unified's computer data...
  • Consultant's report details problems with LAUSD student record system

    Consultant's report details problems with LAUSD student record system
    The rollout of a new student records system for Los Angeles schools was problematic at just about every level, according to a consultant's report released Thursday. The report is the first independent examination of L.A. Unified's computer data program,...