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  • All this money, and only an 8% voter turnout?

    All this money, and only an 8% voter turnout?
    To the editor: George McKenna's solid lead in the election for the 1st District's seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education gave him the victory over Alex Johnson. But having only about 8% of eligible voters participate in the...
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants
    At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border...
  • L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase

     L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase
    Rachel Harris woke up at 6 a.m after making sure to get a good night's sleep. Million Reneau got decked out in a new plaid shirt. And their fifth-grade classmates at Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles also showed up fresh-faced, with neat braids...
  • The Advanced Placement numbers racket

    The Advanced Placement numbers racket
    When The Times reported that the number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District had hit an all-time high, I couldn't help but wonder: Is that a good thing? AP courses help high school students gain admission to...
  • L.A. Unified's AP exam participation rate continues to rise

    L.A. Unified's AP exam participation rate continues to rise
    The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, the district announced. High...
  • Crenshaw choir director returns to classroom as inquiry continues

    Crenshaw choir director returns to classroom as inquiry continues
    Crenshaw High School’s longtime choir director, who was reassigned while under investigation by the Los Angeles Unified School District, returned to the classroom on Tuesday as an inquiry into possible misconduct continues. Iris Stevenson, who...
  • L.A. Unified students return to school with more teachers on the job

    L.A. Unified students return to school with more teachers on the job
    More than 650,000 Los Angeles Unified students went back to school Tuesday, supported by the largest funding boost in seven years for hundreds of new teachers, counselors, nurses, library aides and principals. At Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles,...
  • Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students

     Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students
    Fremont High history teacher Kenia Gomez didn't have much of a summer break. Neither did her students on the school's Academic Decathlon team. They spent three days a week on the South Los Angeles campus, prepping for next year's competition. Last...
  • Football: School begins, and City Section coaches need a few good recruits

    The beginning of classes on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Unified School District couldn't come soon enough for lots of City Section coaches who have been strugglng to get players out for football. During the summer, Reseda Coach Alonso Arreola said he had...
  • Deasy opens school year with campaign against dropping out

    Deasy opens school year with campaign against dropping out
    Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy opened the new school year Tuesday with a speech to administrators in which he urged them to eliminate the dropout rate, and then assigned each one a struggling student to look after. Much of Deasy's talk at Garfield...
  • Number of AP tests hits all-time high in L.A. Unified

    Number of AP tests hits all-time high in L.A. Unified
    The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, L.A. Unified announced. High...