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  • Want to teach kids English? Then teach their parents.

    To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District is trying to fix something it broke. ("California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners,'" Dec. 17) Amid the Apple iPad fiasco, sex abuse scandal and new computerized student...
  • Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job

    Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job
    After Archie Roundtree and Gerardo Loera clashed at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, their careers quickly diverged. Roundtree lost his job and his teaching certification. Loera rose to become chief academic officer for the Los...
  • L.A. Unified didn't do its homework on ethnic studies requirement

    L.A. Unified didn't do its homework on ethnic studies requirement
    Ideally, high school history courses would not be so overwhelmingly focused on the accomplishments of white males and would pay more attention to the roles played by others. There has been progress in that direction — in fact, the College Board...
  • Schools should teach women's history

    To the editor: While they're at it, how about requiring women's history? ("L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation," Dec. 8) Students are required for 12 years to study men's history. What do you think that does for boys?...
  • South Gate art instructor exits L.A. Unified's 'teacher jail'

    South Gate art instructor exits L.A. Unified's 'teacher jail'
    A popular South Gate Middle School teacher returned to the classroom Wednesday, eight months after he was pulled from campus for alleged financial improprieties.  The case of Stuart Lutz, 60, became one more touchstone in the debate in the Los Angeles...
  • California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'

    California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'
    After more than 11 years in Los Angeles public schools, Dasha Cifuentes still isn't speaking or writing English at grade level. The U.S. native, whose parents are Mexican immigrants, was raised in a Spanish-speaking household and she acknowledges that the...
  • Four reasons to be glad a federal grand jury is investigating L.A. Unified's iPads

    Four reasons to be glad a federal grand jury is investigating L.A. Unified's iPads
    There was a lot to dislike about the proposal to buy $500 million worth of iPads for Los Angeles Unified School District students (plus $800 million for the necessary broadband at schools): The price, the incomplete curriculum, the paucity of serious...
  • Football: Dorsey principal offers statement on firing of Paul Knox

    Reginald Sample, the principal of Dorsey High who told Paul Knox on Tuesday that he would no longer be the football coach, issued a statement on Wednesday through the Los Angeles Unified School District's communications office saying he wanted Knox to...
  • How L.A. Unified got its iPad contract

    How L.A. Unified got its iPad contract
    Was the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3-billion iPads-for-all program handled properly? This question has been debated for more than a year — and took on new urgency this week after FBI agents removed 20 boxes of records from school...
  • Teachers left out of the LAUSD iPad loop

    To the editor: Whether former Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy's iPad plan was criminal or just criminally stupid is irrelevant. He refused to listen to his most valuable asset: us teachers. ("FBI seizes LAUSD records related to...
  • More money needed to fix faulty student records system in L.A. Unified

    More money needed to fix faulty student records system in L.A. Unified
    Los Angeles needs to spend at least $11 million more to deal with problems caused by a new and faulty student records system, officials will tell the school board this week. The spending request, which the board will take up on Tuesday, is the latest...