LAUSD Names Philanthropist, Former Investment Banker Austin Beutner SuperintendentDespite concerns regarding his lack of experience working in the education field, Beutner, 58, was selected on a 5-2 vote.
Number Of LAUSD Superintendent Candidates Down To 3The number of candidates is now down to three, after Indianapolis schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday.
For LA Unified's First Black Female Superintendent, It Was All About The Kids"I approach it the same way as when I was a teacher. What I mean by that is from my heart." -Michelle King, LAUSD Superintendent
LAUSD Hires 440 Security Aides For Its Elementary SchoolsThe Los Angeles School District is increasing the safety of its schools. As part of a $4.2 million plan to increase school security, the district has hired 440 security aides armed with radios to patrol its elementary schools.
LAUSD Finalizes Budget Plan To Avoid Cuts Of Teachers, School ProgramsThe Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a budget-balancing plan Tuesday that would save the majority of school programs if furlough and salary agreements can be reached with labor unions and if voters support a $298 parcel tax.
Unions Decry Lack Of Search For LAUSD Chiefhen the Los Angeles school board appointed a deputy superintendent last summer, it was widely expected he would be first in line to replace retiring Superintendent Ramon Cortines.