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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?

    Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?
    How do you make schools better, so they produce armies of working taxpayers who keep the republic afloat? There's little agreement, as Tuesday's court decision on California's teacher tenure rules proved again. L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy applauded...
  • LAUSD reappoints member of bond oversight panel after uproar

    LAUSD reappoints member of bond oversight panel after uproar
    An effort to silence a critic of the Los Angeles school district's $1-billion technology program backfired Tuesday, when the Board of Education quietly returned him Tuesday to an oversight panel. The move by the school board to reappoint architect...
  • 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...
  • LAUSD brings back a critical voice on iPads

    Thanks to the attention of The Times' Steve Lopez and other reporters, the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education decided that perhaps it acted hastily in initially removing Stuart Magruder from the Bond Oversight Committee after his...
  • Parents of boy who drowned on school trip file claim against LAUSD

    The parents of a high school student with autism who drowned while on a school-sponsored event have filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District, saying the district's negligence led to their son's death. Erick Ortiz, 16, drowned...
  • L.A. Unified hires respected D.C. principal to lead arts education

    The leader of one of the nation’s top arts high schools has accepted a position in charge of arts education for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Rory Pullens, 56, has served as head of school and chief executive officer at the Duke...