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Los Angeles Unified School District

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  • Debating teacher tenure and layoffs

    Last Saturday's featured letter by former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member Yolie Flores — in which she told of a crying parent's plea to save the job of his autistic child's teacher — has drawn a handful of...
  • Bill seeks to ban use of school bond money for iPads

    Bill seeks to ban use of school bond money for iPads
    A new bill introduced Friday would prohibit California school districts from using voter-approved construction bonds for non-facility related itemsĀ  -- a move spurred by the Los Angeles Unified School District’s $1-billion plan to purchase iPads for...
  • Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers

    Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers
    My mother retired recently from teaching under pretty much the best possible working conditions one could expect in an American high school: She taught high school French in an Ohio suburb that is at least 90% white, ranging from middle to upper middle...
  • Crossing guard had been denied at Hollywood school where mother died

    Crossing guard had been denied at Hollywood school where mother died
    The Los Angeles Unified School District requested a guard more than a year ago to monitor a crosswalk near a Hollywood school where a mother escorting her child was fatally struck by a big rig Tuesday, but city transportation officials said they could not...
  • Reseda High hires 18-year-old to coach boys' volleyball team

    Reseda High hires 18-year-old to coach boys' volleyball team
    Wearing a black Kanye West T-shirt, tan Levi pants and black Nike Roshe shoes, Steven Shneir hardly fits the mold of your typical high school volleyball coach as he directs his Reseda High School players through practice. He's holding a $15 electronic...
  • L.A. Unified offers lifeline to farmers with healthful eating program

    L.A. Unified offers lifeline to farmers with healthful eating program
    Down a dusty road surrounded by orange trees and the rolling hills of Redlands, the farmer in a battered straw hat and worn jeans worked his land, just as his father and grandfather and great-grandfather did before him. Bob Knight remembers pulling...
  • Mark Keppel named champs in L.A. County Academic Decathlon

    Mark Keppel named champs in L.A. County Academic Decathlon
    Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra clenched a narrow lead to win the 2014 Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon this month. The Aztecs garnered 46,23.70 points, only 36.30 more than second-place finisher South Pasadena High School, according to the L....
  • State ranked sixth in nation for AP scores in high schools

    The number of state public high school seniors taking and passing Advanced Placement tests has grown, especially among low-income students, according to the California Education Department. About 152,647 students from last year’s graduating...
  • LAUSD's quest to see full iPad curriculum comes up short

    LAUSD's quest to see full iPad curriculum comes up short
    Los Angeles school officials have failed in their efforts to get full access to a digital curriculum that the school system purchased in June. The curriculum, developed by Pearson for use on district iPads, is off-limits because Pearson is likely to bid...
  • 98-year-old fire victim described as 'caring and giving'

    98-year-old fire victim described as 'caring and giving'
    An elderly woman who died of smoke inhalation from a fire in her South Los Angeles home early Saturday was described by a family member as a "caring and giving person" who had lived in the home since the 1940s. Anna Brooks, 98, was rescued from her...
  • L.A. Unified students pitch in to help the homeless

    L.A. Unified students pitch in to help the homeless
    The sun was shining and the ice cream was melting so Rene Cerritos didn't waste any time. "Chocolate! Chocolate ice cream just for you!" the 18-year-old hollered. "Who wants some?" On Saturday, the high school senior joined 300 students from 36 high...