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  • Charter schools break law by making parents volunteer, report says

    Scores of California charter schools require parents to volunteer as a condition for their child’s enrollment in violation of state law, according to a report by a civil rights organization. Public Advocates, a California nonprofit law firm and...
  • At union rallies across L.A., teachers seek more than just a pay hike

    At union rallies across L.A., teachers seek more than just a pay hike
    More than 500 teachers union members and supporters gathered late Thursday afternoon at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to rally for their contract demands. The Eastside site was one of five where the union held events across the sprawling Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Unified students could take iPads home soon

    L.A. Unified students could take iPads home soon
    Los Angeles Unified students could take school-issued iPads home as soon as next month under a new plan that officials say has dealt with security concerns. The issue of when — or if — to allow the devices to be taken home has been much...
  • The LAUSD's possible classroom morale problem

    The LAUSD's possible classroom morale problem
    The teachers in Los Angeles who write to The Times — and I may be understating the intensity of their views here — are no fans of John Deasy. So when the embattled former superintendent resigned from the Los Angeles Unified School District...
  • For the record

    LAUSD technology: In the Oct. 23 California section, a headline with an article about the views of new Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines on using construction bond money to pay for technology erred in describing his stance. He did not say that such...