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LAUSD President Charged with Conspiracy, Perjury

The president of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and his cousin were each charged with conspiracy and perjury related to alleged improper donations to campaign funds.

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Parents Outraged over Budget Cuts at School for Being ‘Too White’

Parents of students at a North Hollywood middle school are livid after being informed that their school is suffering disproportionate budget cuts that could force layoffs and increase class sizes simply because the school has too high a population of white students.

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L.A. Teachers Hype Pre-Inauguration Tweetstorm Against Trump

Armed with the hashtag #SchoolTrump, the Los Angeles teachers union announced a tweetstorm and school-site protests across the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), directed at President-Elect Donald Trump, to take place the day before his inauguration.

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Public High School Principal Charged $100k to School Credit Card

The principal of a Woodland Hills-based non-profit charter high school that receives close to $32 million annually in public funding is under fire for charging more than $100,000 of indulgences on his school-issued American Express credit card over the course of two years.

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Eric Garcetti: One Free College Year for LAUSD Grads

During his annual State of the City address on Thursday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Los Angeles will commit to providing every graduate of the Los Angeles Unified School District with one free year of community college.

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Bomb Scare Near U.S. Army Center in Los Angeles

A suspicious package discovered near the United States Army National Guard Recruiter prompted a bomb scare and the closure of several streets in West Los Angeles on Wednesday morning.


Exclusive: Former Houghton Mifflin Exec Reveals How Pearson Unfairly Won the LAUSD iPad Deal

A former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) executive reveals in a Project Veritas undercover investigation how textbook publishing giant Pearson Education won the $1.3 billion contract to put Common Core-curriculum-loaded iPads into the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), despite the fact that other publishers outpaced Pearson in their bids for the contract.

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LAPD’s Charlie Beck Pushes Back against Criticism

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is defending Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Ramon Cortines’s decision to close the district’s schools on Tuesday because of an emailed threat.

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L.A. Schools Closed Due to Terror Threat; Update: Hoax?

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced Tuesday morning that all of its schools will be closed for the day due to a terror threat. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that a bomb threat was called in to a school board member, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Teacher’s Huckleberry Finn Joke Leads to Investigation, Firing

On Tuesday, a nationally recognized teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District was fired in a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles Board of Education after a joke about Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn led to a broader investigation.

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Teachers Union Crashes Broad Museum Opening

On Sunday morning, public school teachers, panicked and angry over billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad’s ambitious plans to expand charter schools, picketed the opening of his new art museum.

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Only Republican on CA School Board Proposes Ending ‘Social Promotion’

Scott Schmerelson, the first Republican elected to the LAUSD Board of Education in decades, has stated he wants to end “social promotion,” the practice of advancing failing students to the next grade because of fears that holding them back would damage them psychologically.

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LAUSD iPad Debacle Prompts Likely Lawsuit Against Apple

Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education announced Monday that it is exploring possible litigation against technology giant Apple and software developer Pearson for their role in the failed iPad launch designed to put a computer on the desk of 650,000 students in the district.

Nine Indiana Schools Close After Bomb Threats

LAUSD Defies Obama, Cuts Pre-School Program

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is cutting the School Readiness and Language Development Program, a half-day pre-school program, in the face of statements by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that pre-school programs should be available to all who want them.


LAUSD Teacher Sued for Using ‘N-Word’ in Class in Historic Context

Parents and students from Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center in Los Angeles have launched a petition to restore a teacher to his job after the 29-year-veteran was suspended by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for allegedly using racial terms in class. The petition had neared 800 signatures by Monday morning.In addition, the students held a rally on Monday at the school.

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CA Suspends Student Testing While State Builds Common Core

The California Board of Education has suspended the state Academic Performance Index (API) for the 2014-15 school year while it constructs a new school accountability system based on the state’s four-year-old federal Common Core standards.

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L.A. Schools to Provide ‘Free’ Lawyers for Illegal Alien Kids

The Board of Education for the Los Angeles Unifies School District (LAUSD) has a new plan to help illegal alien students facing removal from the country: have the district’s lawyers volunteer time to help the students fight deportation. Although the ostensible