Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school’s entire staff — from custodians to the principal — to smash what he called a “culture of silence.”
Three years ago, the nation’s second largest school district made a stunning admission — it was failing thousands of kids and invited charter organizations to take over low-performing and brand-new schools.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has stepped up its oversight of charter schools in the wake of a rash of problems at the publicly funded, independent schools.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has rescinded about 5,000 layoffs planned for teachers, counselors, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other district employees.
More traditional neighborhood schools are looking to operate as charters because they can get huge increases in funding as well as flexibility in how they use it.
The cash-strapped Los Angeles Unified School District is considering raising funds by turning to corporate sponsors — but parents shouldn’t expect ads from tobacco or alcohol companies.
The Los Angeles schools superintendent says the district faces a $268 million budget deficit for the next academic year that could affect up to 3,300 jobs.