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  • 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 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...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oversight of student records program 'grossly inadequate,' audit finds

    Oversight of student records program 'grossly inadequate,' audit finds
    An investigation into the rollout of a new online student records system by the Los Angeles Unified School District found that management of the project was "grossly inadequate." The system, known as My Integrated Student Information System, or MISIS,...
  • L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case

    L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case
    The Los Angeles Board of Education discussed a possible settlement offer Tuesday involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of feeding semen to his students in what became the largest and costliest child abuse case in the school...
  • When can a 14-year-old meaningfully consent to sex? Never, L.A. Unified.

    When can a 14-year-old meaningfully consent to sex? Never, L.A. Unified.
    Perhaps the victim in the sexual-abuse lawsuit against Los Angeles Unified School District had experienced too much about sex by the time she turned 14. Maybe she went along with sexual contact with a teacher willingly, or even eagerly. It doesn’t...
  • L.A. Unified fires attorney who argued student could consent to sex

    The L.A. Unified School District has severed ties with an outside attorney for his comments on a radio station broadcast that it was a more dangerous decision for a 14-year-old to cross a street in traffic than to have sex with her middle-school teacher,...
  • Memo to LAUSD: A 14-year-old can't consent to sex

    To the editor: Shame on the Los Angeles Unified School District for arguing that a 14-year-old student was mature enough to consent to sex with her teacher. As argued by an attorney quoted in the article, this is what one would expect from pedophile...
  • L.A. Unified fires lawyer who said girl could consent to sex with teacher

    L.A. Unified fires lawyer who said girl could consent to sex with teacher
    The L.A. Unified School District has severed ties with an outside attorney over comments he made on a radio broadcast saying that it was a more dangerous decision for a 14-year-old to cross the street in traffic than to have sex with a teacher,...