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Parents sue LAUSD over distance learning plan

Pastor Cedric Nelms speaks about a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its distance learning plan, which the plaintiffs allege violates students’ California constitutional rights to a basic public education on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Keshara Shaw, parent of a sixth-grader, joined a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its di...
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School reformers win a major skirmish

The huge Los Angeles Unified School District is ground zero in California’s perpetual political war over educating millions of children on the short end of the state’s chronic “achievement gap.” LA Unified, the nation’s second largest school system, has nearly 10 percent of the state’s 6 million public school students, the vast majority of whom are considered to be “at risk” due to poverty, lack of English language skills or foster child status. Each year, California taxpayers give LA Unified mo...
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LAUSD police chief resigns following school board vote to cut $25 million from his agency

Todd Chamberlain, the retired LAPD commander who took the helm of the Los Angeles School Police Department just seven months ago, resigned effective immediately Wednesday, a day after the district’s board voted to slash his department’s budget by $25 million. A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesperson confirmed the resignation and stated “more information on the department leadership transition will be forthcoming.” She was unable to provide additional information about Chamberlain’s dec...
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As LA public schools plan for fall, calls grow for improved online learning

As the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of slowing down, calls are growing for the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve upon a hastily launched system of online learning for the coming academic year. A report compiled by parent advocacy organization Speak Up found the district’s distance-learning program has been “inconsistent at best and discriminatory at worst.” The report added that live online instruction, mandatory grades and consistent scheduling are critical to online sch...
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Social workers, not cops respond to many 911 calls in Eugene, Oregon — and LA is watching

One dry, summer day several years ago a mother watched as her adult son broke furniture and smashed the walls of their trailer-park home. The Eugene, Oregon woman dialed 911 for help. She pleaded to the emergency dispatcher: Don’t send police. Her son carried a history of traumatic encounters with law enforcement, and she feared how he would react to an armed officer. Though Eugene officers still went, the dispatcher also routed the call to a radio in a white van that happened to be parked near ...
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Teachers union calls for elimination of LAUSD police force

The United Teachers Los Angeles union is calling for the elimination of the Los Angeles Unified School District police department, it was announced Friday, June 26. The UTLA “House of Representatives” passed a motion Thursday night to eliminate LAUSD school police and redirect funding to mental health and counseling for students, said Anna Bakalis of the union. Thursday’s UTLA House of Representatives vote was 154-56, and follows a 35-2 vote by the UTLA Board of Directors on the same motion on J...
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LAUSD discussion on future of school police ends in stalemate

A Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education discussion about the future of its 471-member police department ended in a stalemate Tuesday, after zero of the three proposals for action received majority support from the seven-member body. The legislative impasse came after hours of public comment and vigorous debate among the democratically elected board following weeks of youth-led protests to defund the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD), a call backed by the teachers unio...
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L.A. Sheriff’s Department could cut 1,000-plus positions amid budget crunch

After a bruising, months-long battle waged in public over its budget, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department could see cuts to its funding amid the region’s dour economic outlook, county budget analysts and department employees say. The Board of Supervisors is to finalize the county’s budget for the next fiscal year on June 29, two days before that year begins. The panel is expected to slash the department’s funding to around $3.3 billion – $200 million less than the year before. That will ...
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LA school board to mull funding cuts for police department following ‘defund’ protests

The Los Angeles Unified school board will consider three resolutions calling to re-examine, reform or all-but dismantle its school police department on Tuesday, a topic likely to spark impassioned debate about the role of law enforcement officers in schools. The resolutions come amid ongoing protests for racial justice and demands that local governments slash municipal police budgets, calls directed at the LA School Police Department (LASPD) after public school districts in Minneapolis, Chicago ...
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LAPD investigating San Gabriel attorney for allegedly calling for cop killings

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a San Gabriel attorney for allegedly calling on Black protesters to kill police officers and offering to represent anyone who did pro-bono. The Instagram posts allegedly made by attorney Mark McBride have been deleted since Fox 11 LA obtained screenshots of the comments and confronted him about them. McBride’s remarks reportedly were in response to a recent post about excessive use of force by police officers on Blacks. “It won’t stop until blac...
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Hundreds of protesters march, urge cutting LAUSD school police department

UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds About ...
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Trump signs executive order pushing police reform measures

By JILL COLVIN, LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing Tuesday that would encourage better police practices and establish a database to keep track of officers with a history of excessive use-of-force complaints. In Rose Garden remarks, Trump stressed the need for higher standards and commiserated with mourning families, even as he hailed the vast majority of offic...
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O’Farrell to propose commemoration of ‘All Black Lives Matter’ march

Black Lives Matter protesters against police violence and for racial and gender equality march from Hollywood to West Hollywood on Sunday, June 14, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Zack Monterosso and Mari Rubani join Black Lives Matter protesters against police violence and for racial and gender equality on their march from Hollywood to West Hollywood on Sunday, June 14, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume i...
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LA Unified chief calls to end school police use of pepper spray and policy allowing chokeholds

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 15 that he will recommend the district’s school board eliminate school police officers’ use of pepper spray and policies allowing carotid choke holds before the next academic year. He also tapped a small group of community members to help conduct a budget review of the Los Angeles school police, “to look at what is needed to keep schools safe as well as what students need to feel free from stigma,” and present concrete changes t...
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March 30 message from LAUSD Superintendent Beutner regarding closed schools amid coronavirus outbreak

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner released this message on Monday evening, March 30, an update on the district’s status amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. At Los Angeles Unified School District, amid the coronavirus-forced closure of our campuses, our focus remains on helping students continue to learn, connecting with students and families most in need and making sure employees are safe and have what they need to educate students under these circumstances. Here...
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Jerry Brown’s big school reform falls short

Los Angeles Unified is the state’s largest school district and the vast majority of its 400,000-plus students are poor, non-white and/or not completely fluent in English. It is, in other words, precisely what former Gov. Jerry Brown had in mind when he and the Legislature overhauled school districts’ finances, giving them more money to close the stubborn “achievement gap” that has long separated disadvantaged students from their more privileged, English-speaking classmates. However, in enacting ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Jerry Brown, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Department Of Education, Brown, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters


Los Angeles Public Schools to Close Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest district in the country, announced on Friday it will close as of Monday, March 16 because of fear of the coronavirus. San Diego public schools will also close. On Friday morning, LA Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said San Diego Superintendent Cindy Marten issued a joint statement: […]
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Who is too big to fail in California?

Those to the left of the political centerline often complain — with good reason — about using taxpayer funds to bail out large corporations that are insolvent, or nearly so, due to mismanagement. The criticism erupted 41 years ago when the federal government saved Chrysler Motors from extinction and was aired again a decade ago when Chrysler, General Motors and major banks were rescued during a global economic crisis. These corporate bailouts gave rise to the phrase “too big to fail.” Similar qu...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, UC Berkeley, Capitol, state Department of Education, Pacific Gas Electric, Dan Walters, Los Angeles Unified School District, City College of San Francisco, Chrysler Motors, LA Unified, Chrysler General Motors, Guest Commentary


To combat anti-Semitism, we must embrace the ‘dignity of difference’

Two weeks ago, just hours after putting up a mezuzah in the entryway to my Los Angeles Unified Board of Education office, I learned of yet another swastika graffitied on the wall of a public school in our community. Tragically, this has become a near weekly occurrence, tracking with the recent rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes. As an educator and Jewish elected official, I’ve been working to ensure that those responsible are held accountable and that we keep our kids and school communities safe, ...
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Despite concerns, CSU leaders appear ready to require extra year of high school math

By MICHAEL BURKE, EdSource California State University leaders signaled Wednesday, Nov. 21 that they will move forward with a controversial plan to require a fourth year of high school math for freshman admissions — despite opposition from civil rights organizations, education groups and state leaders. During a CSU trustee meeting at the system’s headquarters Wednesday in Long Beach, opponents reiterated concerns they have voiced for months: that CSU has not provided sufficient evidence showing ...
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L.A. Unified’s self-inflicted wounds on Measure EE

The state’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, is asking its voters to approve a special tax in a June 4 election. That’s not unusual. Throughout California, school districts, cities, counties and other units of local government are loading up local ballots with tax proposals, either sales taxes or “parcel taxes,” a form of taxing property that avoids constitutional limits on conventional property taxes. Despite the state’s high-flying economy, which is producing record amounts of tax...
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In celebrations across LAUSD, San Fernando Valley high schools do #collegesigningday

During a Friday morning assembly at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, some high school seniors posed for Instagram using the hashtag #collegesigningday in college sweatshirts while others ran their college rejection letters through a paper shredder on stage. The event celebrating post-high school education was just one of many LAUSD schools participating in College Signing Day, part of the Reach Higher college access initiative first launched in 2014 by then-first lady Michelle Obama...
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86% of L.A. charter school graduates are eligible for state universities — two dozen points higher than LAUSD grads

Taylor Swaak | LA School Report Eighty-six percent of independent charter school graduates in L.A. met college eligibility standards for the state’s public universities last year, according to data from the California Charter Schools Association — 24 percentage points higher than L.A. Unified reported for its traditional schools. About 8,400 independent charter school students graduated with C’s or better in their college prep “A-G” courses — what students need to apply to the University of Cali...
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LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for a May runoff

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg in the lead with 45.84 percent of the vote, followed neck-and-neck by Graciela “Grace” Ortiz with 14.53 percent and Heather Repenning with 13.10 percent, respectively, with 66 out of 122 precincts reporting after 10 p.m. Goldberg, 73, i...
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LAUSD community, family remember Michelle King’s ‘poise and grace’

Teary tributes and stirring song rang through the cavernous hall of Trinity Baptist Church Friday morning as loved ones and colleagues reflected on Michelle King’s life as a compassionate leader devoted to public education in Los Angeles. King, who worked from student aide to superintendent of the nation’s second largest district, died on Feb. 2 at age 57 following a years-long battle with cancer. Hundreds attended the memorial service, which was also live-streamed on the district’s website. It ...
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Former LAUSD chief Michelle King to be memorialized Friday, with funeral to follow

A public memorial service for former L.A. Unified superintendent Michelle King will take place at the Trinity Baptist Church Friday morning, where former students and colleagues are expected to celebrate the life of the district’s first black female superintendent alongside family. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and is set to be live-streamed at www.lausd.net. It will also be re-broadcast on KLCS TV on Feb. 17 at 7 a.m. King’s tenure as superintendent was cut short when she withdrew on medica...
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School districts set poor example for students

There’s bitter irony in the loud complaints from California school officials and unions – particularly in large urban districts – about not having enough money. Schools are supposed to be teaching our children how to become productive and responsible adults, but by overspending revenues, blaming others for their fiscal problems and demanding bailouts, they are setting poor examples. We just saw a prime – but, unfortunately, not isolated – example in Los Angeles Unified, the state’s largest schoo...
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Former LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King dies at age 57

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King died Saturday at the age of 57, the district announced. On behalf of the entire @LASchools family, we are deeply saddened to share that our beloved former Superintendent, Dr. Michelle King, has passed away. Words cannot begin to describe the sorrow we feel, the love we shared with – and for – Dr. King…https://t.co/4Nz9ydGlhL pic.twitter.com/I19nGg3d4o — L.A. Unified (@LASchools) February 3, 2019 “Words cann...
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Los Angeles Unified digs a deeper hole for itself

The union that represents teachers in the state’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, is claiming that its six-day strike produced a victory, and local media are echoing that line. It may be, however, a pyrrhic victory because it could drive LA Unified, which is already in a deep financial hole, mostly of its own making, even closer to insolvency. United Teachers of Los Angeles settled for the same 6 percent salary rise over two years that the district had offered before the strike. It...
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With the LAUSD strike ongoing, these teachers and principals find common cause making music ‘for the kids’

Through the weekend, bargaining teams of LA Unified and teachers union UTLA were hard at work in negotiation sessions, trying to end a teachers strike that has pitted educators against administration personnel in the nation’s second largest district. But those divides didn’t stop a band comprised of teachers and administrators at Mulhulland Middle School in Lake Balboa from getting together on Sunday for a three hour-band practice. The group of eight – two principals and six teachers – have a sh...
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