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  • Richard Vladovic to serve again as L.A. school board president

    Richard Vladovic to serve again as L.A. school board president
    The Los Angeles Board of Education selected Richard Vladovic on Tuesday for a second, one-year term as president. The vote of the school board, which selects its president, was 5 to 1. The president is selected annually by members of the school...
  • L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour

    L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour
    Low-wage workers in the nation’s second-largest school system have won a minimum-wage pay increase to $15 an hour. The contract agreement, approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Education, will nearly double the wages of some Los Angeles...
  • L.A. school board approves contracts for six different laptops

    L.A. school board approves contracts for six different laptops
    With minimal discussion, Los Angeles school officials this week authorized contracts for the purchase of six different laptop computers to determine which device and curriculum works best for high school students. The approach is a marked contrast to...
  • Dealing with disruptive students

    As a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I invite people to think about the district's policy on preventing suspension of students for defiance. ("L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy," May 31) What...
  • Why would anyone want to be a teacher?

    Why would anyone want to be a teacher?
    The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge's decision on teacher tenure does not surprise me. Having taught for 30 years in Los Angeles schools, I have seen education deteriorate almost on a daily basis, not because of bad teachers but because of...
  • School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks

    School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks
    A last-minute proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to limit the amount of money school districts can keep in their reserve accounts triggered an angry response in the closing days of budget negotiations. “I think it’s stupid," said Megan Reilly,...
  • Who really won the tenure case?

    Re “Vergara is a win for students,” Opinion, June 11 No tenure. No seniority. Lower salaries because of furloughs. Larger classes. Endangered  pensions. Evaluations based on unreliable test scores. Such are the conditions that Los Angeles...
  • George McKenna, Alex Johnson seek funds, backers in L.A. Unified race

     George McKenna, Alex Johnson seek funds, backers in L.A. Unified race
    The top two finishers in this week's election for the Los Angeles Board of Education will meet in an August runoff, but first they face another crucial contest: the race for money and powerful endorsements. Especially in play is the influential...
  • When the L.A. Unified watchdog watches too closely

     When the L.A. Unified watchdog watches too closely
    If Stuart Magruder knew how to play the game, he might still have his volunteer watchdog job today. But he just had to speak up. The arrogance, the temerity, the insolence. How dare he challenge the leadership of the Los Angeles Unified School District?...
  • Better teachers, but how exactly?

    To the editor: While L.A. Unified School District Supt. John Deasy celebrates expanded powers to fire teachers, Jack Schneider's Op-Ed article (“Firing teachers won't fix education” Opinion, June 12) lays out the real picture. Given that...
  • Two corporate jets donated to mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport

    Two corporate jets donated to mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport
    Clay Lacy, a legendary pilot and pioneer in aviation-related businesses, on Thursday donated two retired corporate jets to the aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport. The 1968 Learjet and a 1979 Gulfstream represent the largest gifts received...