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  • Bill seeks to ban use of school bond money for iPads

    Bill seeks to ban use of school bond money for iPads
    A new bill introduced Friday would prohibit California school districts from using voter-approved construction bonds for non-facility related items  -- a move spurred by the Los Angeles Unified School District’s $1-billion plan to purchase iPads for...
  • Debating teacher tenure and layoffs

    Last Saturday's featured letter by former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member Yolie Flores — in which she told of a crying parent's plea to save the job of his autistic child's teacher — has drawn a handful of...
  • Students lose in latest LAUSD board turf war

    Students lose in latest LAUSD board turf war
    It was just like old times at the Los Angeles Unified school board meeting last week. The board voted to close two excellent charter schools for reasons that had nothing to do with the quality of education they are providing to students but rather over...
  • Deasy provides fodder for both sides in lawsuit

    Deasy provides fodder for both sides in lawsuit
    In a groundbreaking trial over teacher job protections, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy was the early star witness — for both sides. The case, Vergara vs. California, challenges a set of laws that affect how teachers are fired, laid off and...
  • Trial over California teacher protection laws opens

    Trial over California teacher protection laws opens
    Attorneys seeking to overturn several of California's controversial teacher protection laws argued in court Monday that these statutes prevent the removal of "grossly ineffective" teachers from schools — contributing to an inadequate education for...
  • Letters: What did Aspire's charter schools do wrong?

    Re "LAUSD board's turf war," Editorial, Feb. 16 In December, while attending the National Hispanic College Fair at Vanguard University with a group of high school students from Orange County, I became curious about a group of students who stood out from...
  • LAUSD appoints veteran educator as 'liaison' to vacant seat

    LAUSD appoints veteran educator as 'liaison' to vacant seat
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday appointed a former district administrator to oversee the seat left vacant by the death of member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte in December. In a closed-door meeting, the board selected Sylvia Rousseau, a USC...
  • Thirteen candidates file to run for vacant L.A. school board seat

    Thirteen candidates are seeking spots on the ballot for a June special election to fill the Los Angeles school board seat left vacant by the death of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte. The deadline for candidates to file their declaration of intent passed...
  • More than 600 L.A. school buildings need quake evaluations, retrofits

    More than 600 L.A. school buildings need quake evaluations, retrofits
    The Los Angeles Unified School District still has hundreds of school buildings in need of detailed seismic evaluations and strengthening to withstand a major earthquake, according to district data. The Times requested an update of the school district'...
  • Another Miramonte child abuse case emerges from the shadows

    Another Miramonte child abuse case emerges from the shadows
    The 2012 child abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary became the biggest and costliest in the history of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Police said third-grade teacher Mark Berndt conducted lewd classroom games with dozens of students. The...
  • Former Howard Berman aide goes after Brad Sherman seat

    Former Howard Berman aide goes after Brad Sherman seat
    A onetime aide to former Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village)  said he is going to try to unseat the man who defeated his boss in a bitter 2012 election. But this is no grudge match, activist Marc Litchman said Thursday.  His main goal  in...