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LAUSD Makes New Offer To Teachers Union. Union Leaders Call It A 'Trojan Horse'

The provision union leaders object to would lock in larger class sizes than the union wants and grant LAUSD officials even greater latitude to increase class sizes in the future.

Can This Academy Requiring Arts Classes Get More Struggling LAUSD Students To Graduation?

At a new academy in South L.A., students are required to take eight hours of arts a week. At least some students who had been struggling say it's helping them focus.

Police At LA Schools Are Arresting And Citing Black Students At A Disproportionate Rate

One-quarter of L.A. School Police enforcement actions involved black students, even though African-Americans make up less than 10 percent of all LAUSD students, according to a new report.

Why The LAUSD Superintendent's Calendar Matters To The School District's Strike-Ready Teachers

Reading the tea leaves on what's really behind the release of Austin Beutner's calendars by the teacher's union that's in the middle of contentious contract negotiations.

LAUSD's Leader Wants To 'Manage Out' Bad Teachers. But Does The District Know Which Ones Are Bad?

The vast majority of LAUSD teachers "meet" or "exceed standards" on their evaluations, according to new numbers -- but are those numbers right?

You Like LAUSD Coffee Cake. You Really, Really, Really Like LAUSD Coffee Cake

We asked a simple question: "Why are people so obsessed with LAUSD's coffee cake?" LAist readers answered.

Why LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner Wants To Talk About Teacher Quality Right Now

Beutner's answer: focusing only on the issues at dispute in contract negotiations sidelines other worthy conversations.

Could LAUSD Seriously Be Taken Over For Overspending?

The 'window of opportunity is closing to address the district's fiscal challenges,' a county official recently warned.

Why Are People So Obsessed With LAUSD's Coffee Cake?

The fluffy, crumbly dessert has been around for more than 60 years and Angelenos' love for it hasn't diminished.

LAUSD Teachers Just Voted To Strike. It's Still Not Clear If -- Or When -- They'd Walk

Weeks or months could still pass before UTLA leaders actually call for a walkout.

Why LAUSD's 30,000 Teachers Might Go On Strike

Breaking down the broken-down contract talks.

LAUSD Parents Endure Another Back-To-School Ritual: Bus Delays

LAUSD transports more than 43,000 students each day. At the beginning of the year, it can take 2-3 weeks to get the kinks worked out.

This LAUSD Board Seat Will Stay Empty Until Next Spring. Who Looks Out For The Schools Until Then?

It looks increasingly likely that voters in controversial Ref Rodriguez's former district will be without a voice until that election is over.

This Doctor Treats LAUSD's Newly Arrived Immigrants. She Was Once One Of Them

As a child, a border once separated Claudia Martin from her mother. The experience shapes how she digested this summer's news from the border -- and how she treats her patients.

99,000 LAUSD Students Have No Representative On The School Board. Here's Why That Matters

Board members don't just set big-picture policy. They're also advocates for the regions they represent.

Did Meeting Between LAUSD & Teachers Union Leaders Make A Strike Less Likely? Depends On Who You Ask

The encounter comes about a week before teachers begin a vote to authorize a possible strike.

Activists Fighting LAUSD's Random Search Policy Gain An Ally: L.A.'s Top Lawyer

The City Attorney has recommended LAUSD pause all its random student searches

More Than 30,000 LAUSD Teachers Will Decide This Month If They Want To Strike

If the rank-and-file approves, teachers union leaders would then be empowered to call the first strike the district has seen since 1989.

Ref Rodriguez Pleads Guilty To Felony And Misdemeanor Charges, Resigns From LAUSD Board

Rodriguez faced criminal charges for alleged political money laundering. Now, he's giving up his seat as part of a plea deal.

Embattled LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez Close To Reaching A Deal On Campaign Finance Questions. Here's How We Got Here.

Rodriguez is having a bad year. We put together this guide to help you catch up.

It's The Last Day Of School For The Head Of Arts Education At LAUSD

We talked arts, opportunity and data with Rory Pullens as he was packing up his office in his final days before retirement.

Could LAUSD Tax Its Way Out Of A Budget Crisis? Better Question: Will Voters Let Them?

LAUSD officials don't think enough 2018 voters will support a tax hike, internal memo shows.

LA's Schools Are Segregated. LAUSD Says There's Only So Much They Can Do

White parents still want to live near mostly-white schools and, in L.A., most Latino kids still live in overwhelmingly Latino neighborhoods.

LAUSD Teachers Just Took Their First Step Toward A Possible Strike

Their union has declared an "impasse" after months of protracted contract talks.

The LA Unified School District Is Rapidly Running Out Of Money. Wait, Check That — LAUSD Is Maybe Actually Flush With Extra Cash?

Budgets are hard enough to read when everyone agrees what the numbers on the pages mean. But in L.A. Unified, two very different narratives have emerged about the $8.2 billion budget the district's school board approved Tuesday by a 6-1 vote.

Monica Garcia Chosen As New LAUSD Board President

Garcia had previously served six years in the role before.

LAUSD President Steps Down From Top Post Amid Criminal Charges, Will Remain On School Board

Ref Rodriguez was accused of participating in "political money laundering" by repaying donors who'd contributed to a 2015 campaign.

LAUSD Board President Charged With Three Felony Counts Over 'Political Money Laundering'

Officials say that Refugio Rodriguez was aided by a cousin in the alleged scheme.

Hundreds Of LAUSD Schools Still Have Lead In Their Water Fountains

LAUSD has been replacing water fountains since spring 2016.

Some LAUSD Students May Not Be Allowed To View The Eclipse

“...I don’t want children going blind because they’re not supervised and exercising proper precaution.”

Some LAUSD Students May Not Be Allowed To View The Eclipse

“...I don’t want children going blind because they’re not supervised and exercising proper precaution.”

Former LAUSD 'Food Guru' Charged With Embezzlement, Misappropriation Of Public Funds

He allegedly funneled tens of thousands of dollars of school district money to a culinary club he controlled, among other offenses.

LAUSD Board Member Salaries Nearly Tripled To $125,000

The new salary was voted on by a city commission that meets every five years to review the pay and benefits of LAUSD school board members.

Over A Hundred Layoffs Expected In Proposed LAUSD Budget

The layoffs largely focus on library aides.

A Fleet Of Electric-Powered School Buses Is Coming To Southern California

The 33 buses are being purchased with money from the Southern California Air Quality Management District.

LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer Concedes To Challenger Nick Melvoin

Kelly Gonez currently has a slight lead over opponent Imelda Padilla for the second open school board seat being decided tonight.

LAUSD To Formalize 'Safe Zone' Policies For Immigrant Students And Families

LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King will have 90 days to draft the policies and begin training staff.

LAUSD To Begin Vegan Lunch Pilot Program This Fall

School Board President Steve Zimmer said that the new lunches will not be more expensive than the usual lunches.

LAUSD Moves To Ban McDonald's Fundraisers, Develop Vegan Items

Grimace may no longer be welcomed at school functions.

Nearly 1-In-5 LAUSD Students Report They Have Been Bullied This School Year

And 43% report they have been cyber-bullied this school year.

LAUSD Asked Students And Staff Not To Participate In 'A Day Without Immigrants'

A recorded voice message was sent to parents and employees on Wednesday night.

Teachers Union Rallies Outside Hundreds Of LAUSD Schools, Tells Students They Are Safe

"This is a safe place and [students] don't need to be afraid of Donald Trump."

Despite Previous Vote, LAUSD Will Still Start Academic Year In The Middle Of Summer

The school board had voted in September to gradually push the start date two weeks later.

LAUSD Starts Support Hotline For Students Who Fear Trump's America

Students with questions and concerns about the potential impact on them and their families can call (866) 742-2273.

Hollywood High School Considers Digital Billboard At Sunset And Highland

The billboard would potentially go up at one of the most busiest intersections in America.

Hollywood High School Considers Digital Billboard At Sunset And Highland

The billboard would potentially go up at one of the most busiest intersections in America.

Mayor And LAUSD Board President Reaffirm Commitment To Protect Undocumented Students

An estimated 100,000 LAUSD families could be affected by deportations under a Trump administration.

LAUSD To Trump: Stay Away From Our Kids And Off Our Campuses

The LAUSD Board of Education voted to reaffirm its campuses as safe zones for undocumented students.

Racist Teacher Who Threatened Student With Deportation Put On 'Do Not Hire' List

Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School (Google Maps) Last week, a teacher at a Los Angeles school was fired after telling a student her parents would be deported and she would be left in a foster home. We now know the teacher was "a long-term substitute" in charge of a physical education class at Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School, and that following his outburst and his firing, several parents have filed complaints against him to...

Public High School Principal Who Charged $100K To School Credit Card Resigns

Five of the school's seven board members will also be resigning.

LAUSD Is Building Housing For Its Staff Because The Rent Is Too Damn High

LAUSD builds apartments for its staff who can't afford to live near the schools they work at.

Students At Silver Lake Elementary School Sick After Eating From Community Garden

The school district has temporarily closed the garden.

LAUSD To Consider Not Starting School In The Middle Of The Summer, Thank God

School for LAUSD's approximately 640,000 students started on August 16 this year.

LAUSD Grads Will Get One Free Year Of Community College

The plan was launched by Mayor Garcetti and Jill Biden on Wednesday.

'No Immunizations, No School' For Returning LAUSD Students

More than a half-million kids head back to LAUSD today, and personal and religious exemptions for vaccines will no longer be allowed.

Pamela Anderson Advocated For Vegan Lunch Options At An LAUSD Board Meeting

Anderson made a powerful case for why LAUSD should offer its 600,000 students a daily vegan option.

LAUSD Has Paid Out More Than $300 Million Over Sex Abuse

As settlements for student victims of sex abuse mount, the damages are increasing as well.

LAUSD To Pay $88 Million In 30-Student Sexual Abuse Settlement

This is the second largest sexual abuse settlement in LAUSD's history.

Students Win Fight For LAUSD's First Gender-Neutral Bathroom

The "Just a Toilet" campaign began with a lesson on the meaning of a safe space.

Garcetti Proposes Free Year Of Community College Tuition For LAUSD Grads

Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged his support for a plan to offer one year of free community college tuition for all LAUSD graduates.

Possible Sinkhole Opens Up On The Basketball Court Of L.A. School

A large crater has opened up on the grounds of a school whose site was once a major battleground for environmental justice.

Oil Wells Next To School Restarted After Neighbors Try To Get Them Capped

The oil wells are, ironically, across the street from a school named after Rachel Carson and Al Gore.

Oil Wells Next To School Restarted After Neighbors Try To Get Them Capped

The oil wells are, ironically, across the street from a school named after Rachel Carson and Al Gore.

Michelle King Named New LAUSD Superintendent

Yesterday evening, the Los Angeles Unified School District voted unanimously to hire longtime district teacher, principal and administrator Michelle King to become the district's next superintendent.

Report: LAUSD Threats Came Via An Email Address Hosted On 'Cockmail'

The threatening emails were apparently sent using a email host known as, yes, cockmail.

Here's The Email That Shut Down All LAUSD Schools Yesterday

'I wish you the best luck. It is time to pray to allah, as this may be your last day.'

LAUSD Shutdown May Have Cost The District $29 Million

LAUSD's decision to cancel classes at all campuses yesterday may have cost the district $29 million.

LAPD: It's Too Easy To Criticize The LAUSD Shutdown With Hindsight

"It's also easy to criticize a decision when you have no responsibility for the outcome of that decision."

LAUSD Shuts Down Because Of Terror Threat To 'Many' Schools

LAUSD is shutting down all campuses—around 900—this morning because of a terrorist threat sent to a board member.

NYC Says They Were Threatened Like LAUSD But Didn't Freak Out

Their city school chancellor said, "We are working closely with the NYPD, and there is no reason for alarm."

LAUSD Again Fires Lawyer Who Blamed Teen For Having Sex With Teacher

LAUSD has re-fired the lawyer who argued that a 14-year-old girl consented to sex with her adult, male teacher.

See How LAUSD's Massive Building Program Transformed L.A. Neighborhoods

An ambitious construction program by LAUSD has dramatically altered the look of many L.A. neighborhoods in recent years.

Former Teacher Of The Year Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Children

An internationally-renowned former Teacher of the Year has been fired by LAUSD after allegations he inappropriately touched minors before and during his teaching career.

Former Teacher Of The Year Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Children

An internationally-renowned former Teacher of the Year has been fired by LAUSD after allegations he inappropriately touched minors before and during his teaching career.

Naked Carwash Scene Brings A Stop To Campus Filming At LAUSD

Don't expect another 'Hot For Teacher' music video to be filmed on campus any time soon.

LAUSD Lawyer Canned For Blaming Minor For Sex With Teacher Got His Gig Back

The lawyer who said that it was more dangerous for a 14-year-old girl to cross traffic than to have sex with her male teacher has his gig with LAUSD back.

LAUSD Is Trying Very Hard To Get Teens To Stop Sexting

Officials want students to know of all that could happen just by hitting 'send.'

LAUSD Can't Blame Student For Being Sexually Assaulted By Teacher, Judge Says

A judge has ruled that the L.A. Unified School District can no longer argue that a student was partially to blame for her own sexual assault by her teacher.

LAUSD Keeps Blaming Student For Having Sex With Teacher

LAUSD is still arguing that a 14-year-old girl holds some of the blame when it comes to an inappropriate sexual relationship with her 28-year-old teacher.

All-Weather High School Football Fields Are Melting Under L.A.'s Heat

Football fields at five L.A. high schools are melting from L.A.'s heat and will soon have to be replaced.

Facepalm: Nearly 100 LAUSD Emails Are On Ashley Madison

Dozens of Los Angeles Unified School District emails were used to set up accounts on the adultery website Ashley Madison, according to a report.

Facepalm: Nearly 100 LAUSD Emails Are On Ashley Madison

Dozens of Los Angeles Unified School District emails were used to set up accounts on the adultery website Ashley Madison, according to a report.

Trump Refuses To Refund LAUSD For Canceling Fundraiser At His Golf Course

Nobody wants to be associated with racist ol' Donald Trump anymore, and that includes the L.A. Unified School District, who won't be getting their money back, either.

Famous Teacher Suspended For Reading Mark Twain, Says Lawyer

A fifth grade teacher who is internationally-known for his methods and best-selling books was suspended for reading Mark Twain, says his lawyer.

School Board To Consider Allowing 'D' Students To Graduate

LAUSD board members are considering easing grade requirements and allow D-students to graduate high school.

11-Year Old Star Student Breaks Wrist When School Officer Handcuffs Him

A former "Student of the Year" fifth grader is recovering from a broken wrist after being handcuffed at school by an officer.

LAUSD Might Start A New All-Girl Science And Tech School

LA Unified School District is considering founding an all-girls school focused on science and technology.

Lawsuit: LAUSD Teacher Used The N-Word And Said Blacks Aren't Very Smart

A mixed-race student says that her teacher dropped the n-word in class, said blacks aren't very smart and called Michael Brown a "thug" who "got what he deserved" when he was shot by police in Ferguson, according to a lawsuit filed against LAUSD.

The FBI Pays LAUSD A Surprise Visit Over The Disastrous iPad Program

In addition to what now seems to be a federal investigation, the LAUSD is still conducting its own internal investigation of the program's rollout.

LAUSD Expert Claimed 9-Year-Old Sexual Assault Victim With A Low IQ Suffers Less

LAUSD's stomach-churning defense tactics in the courtroom are in the spotlight once again: court documents show that a psychologist hired by LAUSD testified that a 9-year-old who was repeatedly sexually assaulted wouldn't suffer as much because she had a low IQ.

LAUSD Will Pay Nearly $140 Million To 82 Victims In Miramonte Sex Abuse Case

This is in addition to $30 million that the district has already paid out to other victims and their families.

LAUSD Lawyer Gets Canned After Comparing Minor's Ability To Consent To Sex To Minding Traffic

The lawyer made statements about a 14-year-old girl's ability to consent to sex with her teacher on the radio.

LAUSD Argued A Middle School Student Consented To Sex With Her Teacher, And That's Okay In California

In California criminal cases, the age of consent is always 18. But in civil cases, the defense can argue otherwise.

LAUSD Students Work Soul-Crushing Retail Jobs For Free In The Name Of Education

LAUSD students looking to get a few extra credits have an interesting option: through the district's retail merchandising class, students can gain real-life, first-hand experience in the depressing world of retail without getting paid a dime.

LAUSD Chief John Deasy Resigns

Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Dr. John C. Deasy speaks at City Year Los Angeles' spring break on April 20, 2013 in Culver City. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles) The LAUSD board announced this morning that superintendent John Deasy had tendered his resignation after four years as head of the LAUSD. His contract wasn't up until 2016, but the board announced that he would be staying...

LAUSD Ignored Decades Of Complaints About The Teacher Who Fed Students His Semen

The complaints began in 1983 when a parent accused the teacher of dropping his pants on a field trip.

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