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Lawsuit: LAUSD Misappropriated Funds For High-Need Students

Civil rights groups sued the Los Angeles Unified School District Wednesday, alleging that millions of dollars intended to help low income, foster care and English-learner students were diverted to special education services.

07/01/2015

LAUSD police Chief Steve Zipperman says the department will be keeping a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored truck it received from the U.S. government. (credit: CBS)

Bill Would Require Hearings Before California Schools Accept Military Equipment

A bill moving through the California Legislature would mandate public hearings before schools accept military gear such as rifles and tanks.

06/25/2015

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New LAUSD Budget Gives Teachers 10 Percent Raise, Cuts Hundreds Of Jobs; Superintendent To Step Down

The new budget envisions the layoffs of hundreds of staff members but also provides the first salary hikes in nearly a decade.

06/24/2015

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Teacher Removed From Hobart Elementary Files Claim Against LAUSD

A celebrated Los Angeles Unified teacher filed a claim against the district Monday alleging his due process rights were violated and his reputation irreparably harmed after being removed from his classroom earlier this year.

06/23/2015

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LAUSD ‘Will Not Be Rushed’ Into Deciding Teacher’s Fate Despite Threat Of Lawsuit

Rafe Esquith, a teacher at Hobart Elementary in Koreatown, became the subject of controversy after a fellow teacher reportedly complained about Esquith reciting a passage from Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” in the classroom.

06/19/2015

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Woman Says She’s Among Dozens Of Parents To Sign Petition Asking District To Remove Principal

The parent of a student at a Maywood school says dozens of parents have signed a petition asking the district to remove the school’s head.

06/18/2015

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Award-Winning Teacher Removed From Classroom Gives LAUSD An Ultimatum

Rafe Esquith was removed from the classroom at a Koreatown elementary school after a teacher complained about Esquith reciting a passage from Mark Twain’s classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

06/18/2015

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Van Nuys Airport Partners With School District For Science Initiative

Van Nuys Airport and the Los Angeles Unified School District are enriching the caliber of science education for public school students.

06/17/2015

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Award-Winning Teacher Allegedly Removed Over Mark Twain Quote Threatens Suit

Only on CBS2/KCAL9, Rafe Esquith’s attorney fires back at the Los Angeles Unified School District, saying the allegations are ruining a great man’s reputation for no reason.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/15/2015

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Study: At-Risk Los Angeles Kids Short-Changed In Spending

A new stream of state funds intended to provide greater educational equity for at-risk students in Los Angeles is largely going for other purposes, a study released Monday found.

06/15/2015

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12 Schools Near Exide Plant To Be Tested For Lead

Are local children playing in school yards contaminated with lead? That is a question that some members of a Boyle Heights community have been asking for nearly two years and they soon may have an answer.

06/12/2015

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LA School Board Approves Controversial Course Requirements For Graduating Students

L.A. School Board Member Monica Garcia co-authored a resolution to reboot and extend the plan, with an audit on its effectiveness and services, to help incoming high school seniors graduate.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/09/2015

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L.A.’s Elementary School Teachers Work In Teams

Maria Sanchez, a teacher at Western Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, says teamwork benefits a student’s learning curve directly.

06/08/2015

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LA School Board To Consider Plan Allowing ‘D’ Students To Graduate

In what is being billed as a major reversal, Los Angeles school officials may be set to vote on a plan that would allow students with a “D” grade to graduate.

06/05/2015

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Parents Demand Principal To Step Down For Allegedly Discriminating Against Spanish-Speaking, Special Ed Students

A crowd picketed and chanted “It’s gotta stop, Grady has got to go!” outside John Mack Elementary School Wednesday. They say more than 100 students boycotted the school this week.

06/04/2015

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