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  • A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?

    A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?
    Parents and students are pressing for the reinstatement of a veteran English and history middle school teacher who was suspended after a student accused him of making racially charged comments in class. Steven Carnine is suspended from his job at Revere...
  • Granada Hills wins state Academic Decathlon

    Granada Hills wins state Academic Decathlon
    Granada Hills Charter High, a perennial contender, has won the California 2015 Academic Decathlon title in a weekend competition in Sacramento. The team scored 59,040 points out of a possible 66,000. Granada Hills will go on to compete in the national...
  • Students alerted district officials to Venice High School sexual assault case

    Students alerted district officials to Venice High School sexual assault case
    It was students who alerted Los Angeles Unified School District officials about possible sexual abuse among their peers at Venice High School, a senior district official told The Times on Saturday. The students directed school administrators to video or...
  • Venice High stunned by sexual allegations against 14 male students

    Venice High stunned by sexual allegations against 14 male students
    Students and parents were stunned and upset by allegations that 14 Venice High School students allegedly took part in sex crimes dating back more than a year. Ten teenage boys were arrested Friday; all but two on campus. Los Angeles police were trying...
  • L.A. Unified ends effort to close embattled charter schools

    L.A. Unified ends effort to close embattled charter schools
    Los Angeles Unified has dropped efforts to shut down three campuses operated by an embattled charter school chain accused of financial irregularities in a district audit. Caprice Young, chief executive officer of the Magnolia Public Schools, hailed...
  • L.A. Unified's iPad plan was doomed from the start

    L.A. Unified's iPad plan was doomed from the start
    To the editor: As a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, I've seen corporate feeders convince district administrators of the need to spend taxpayer money on various overblown and ill-considered schemes. Profiteers benefit from the...
  • Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep

     Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep
    California school districts once viewed lifetime healthcare coverage for employees as a cheap alternative to pay raises. That decision is coming back to haunt school leaders, and districts are scrambling to limit the lucrative benefit promised decades...
  • Teachers union rally in downtown L.A. draws thousands in call for contract demands

    Teachers union rally in downtown L.A. draws thousands in call for contract demands
    The sign hanging around Luis Blazer's neck listed the reason he was standing outside with thousands of teachers Thursday evening, calling on the country's second-largest school district to accept the demands of United Teachers Los Angeles. Blazer has 45...
  • 2 of 3 candidates for L.A. school board seat don't show up for debate

    2 of 3 candidates for L.A. school board seat don't show up for debate
    Absenteeism was a big problem Wednesday night at a forum for Los Angeles Unified school board candidates. It wasn’t parents, students or concerned citizens who played hooky. It was two out of the three candidates. That’s right. About 200...
  • L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows

    L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows
    A push by backers of charter schools to have a bigger voice on the Los Angeles Board of Education appears to have paid off, according to early election returns in three contested races. The campaign was marked by the emergence of a charter group as...
  • LAUSD and UTLA are too big

    To the editor: The United Teachers Los Angeles rally in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park crystallizes for this L.A. Unified School District teacher the idea that both the district and union are too big to serve the interests of students and their families, just...