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  • 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...
  • Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers

    Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers
    A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
  • LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety

    LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety
    Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond. Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid...
  • Quote's context sheds better light on LAUSD candidate George McKenna

    Quote's context sheds better light on LAUSD candidate George McKenna
    It was one line from a column of mine about the response of Los Angeles Unified officials to revelations of child abuse by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary. I'd quoted senior administrator George McKenna telling a community meeting that Miramonte's...
  • L.A. Unified asks judge to affirm settlement in molestation case

    L.A. Unified asks judge to affirm settlement in molestation case
    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged he was molested by a former Telfair Elementary School teacher. District officials contend that they had...
  • LAUSD asks judge to OK teacher abuse settlement after family balks

    LAUSD asks judge to OK teacher abuse settlement after family balks
    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged that he was molested by a onetime Telfair Elementary School teacher. District officials contend that they...
  • Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines

    Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines
    Starting middle school comes with a whole host of worries -- going to a new school, picking electives, making friends -- but coming down with whooping cough doesn’t need to be one of them. For incoming 7th grade students in the Los Angeles Unified...
  • George McKenna for L.A. Unified school board

     George McKenna for L.A. Unified school board
    Two candidates with different styles and viewpoints are vying to join the Los Angeles Unified school board, replacing longtime board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. Both of the candidates also hold different beliefs than did...
  • LA84 Foundation awards $1.3 million in grants

    The LA84 Foundation has awarded $1.3 millin in grants to 29 youth sports programs in Southern California. The largest grant was $449,820 for the Los Angeles Unified School District's Beyond the Bell program for after school intramural sports at 95...
  • L.A. Unified's Deasy applauds Vergara ruling on teacher rules

    L.A. Unified's Deasy applauds Vergara ruling on teacher rules
    On Tuesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court issued a ruling in Vergara vs. California that could have a profound and positive effect on California's schools. The court's decision in favor of nine student plaintiffs is a decisive step toward creating a...