Los Angeles Unified School District

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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.”


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Cortines Emphasizes Arts, Education For Poor Students In Farewell Address

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines gave his farewell address Tuesday, as thousands of students prepare for the start of the school year.


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LAUSD Molds Tech-Minded Students For Higher Education

Neil 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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.”


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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.

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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.


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LAUSD’s School-Based Health Centers Are Major Safety Nets

Dr. Rosina Franco, a physician who works for the Los Angeles Unified School District, says she expects to see school-based health centers to further expand in the coming years.


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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.


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Lawsuit: Principal Was Too Busy To Help Girl Who Was Being Sexually Assaulted

A lawsuit filed against Los Angeles Unified School District alleges a school principal disregarded a report that a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by boys on campus because she was too busy going to a meeting.


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Teachers Union Reaches Agreement With LAUSD

It includes a 10 percent salary increase over two years and caps on class sizes.


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Teachers Union Calls On LAUSD To Rescind More Than 600 Layoff Notices

Hearings are underway Monday before an administrative law judge to determine whether the Los Angeles Unified School District can go forward with laying off more than 600 employees.