Los Angeles Unified School District

After Years Of Cuts, School Districts Face Teacher ShortagesWhen a new school year began at the Sierra Sands Unified District 150 miles north of Los Angeles in August, students in four classes were greeted by a substitute.
LAUSD To Pay Another $4.5M To Former Miramonte StudentsLos Angeles Unified School District officials have agreed to pay another $4.5 million to former Miramonte Elementary School students.
LAUSD Rolls Out Campaign About Dangers Of 'Sexting'With thousands of students returning to Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday, officials are preparing to teach about the dangers of “sexting.”
Cortines Emphasizes Arts, Education For Poor Students In Farewell AddressLos Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines gave his farewell address Tuesday, as thousands of students prepare for the start of the school year.
LAUSD Molds Tech-Minded Students For Higher EducationNeil Virani, a teacher at William Mulholland Middle School, says the Los Angeles Unified School District is saturating its classrooms with technology to help transform K-12 students into innovative thinkers.
Bill Would Require Hearings Before California Schools Accept Military EquipmentA bill moving through the California Legislature would mandate public hearings before schools accept military gear such as rifles and tanks.
New LAUSD Budget Gives Teachers 10 Percent Raise, Cuts Hundreds Of Jobs; Superintendent To Step DownThe new budget envisions the layoffs of hundreds of staff members but also provides the first salary hikes in nearly a decade.
LAUSD 'Will Not Be Rushed' Into Deciding Teacher's Fate Despite Threat Of LawsuitRafe 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.
Woman Says She's Among Dozens Of Parents To Sign Petition Asking District To Remove PrincipalThe 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.
Award-Winning Teacher Removed From Classroom Gives LAUSD An UltimatumRafe 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."
Award-Winning Teacher Allegedly Removed Over Mark Twain Quote Threatens SuitOnly 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.
Study: At-Risk Los Angeles Kids Short-Changed In SpendingA 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.