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Ref Rodriguez pleads not guilty but refuses to leave the LAUSD board

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| He has no plans to step back from the school board while he fights felony charges related to an alleged political money-laundering scheme.

Complaints piling up against LAUSD board member Ref Rodriguez

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The charter school network Rodriguez co-founded says he may have personally benefited from more than $285,000 of checks drawn from public funds. Read the complaint here.

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LAUSD schools lost more students than expected this year

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Student enrollment numbers have decreased yet again in the L.A. Unified School District — and a new headcount shows this year's drop was bigger than anticipated.

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LAUSD superintendent takes medical leave, names acting chief

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King is recovering from a medical procedure and has been working remotely since Sept. 15. On Saturday, she named an acting superintendent.

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LAUSD's 'pro-charter' board sides against a charter school

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Pro-charter school groups hoped a new-look school board might push back against L.A. Unified's charter oversight policies. On Tuesday, board members did not.

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Where did Ref Rodriguez get the cash for his alleged money laundering scheme?

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L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez had many public school business dealings when he allegedly laundered campaign funds while running for office.

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LAUSD board selects new president amid Rodriguez controversy

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Los Angeles Unified School Board members appointed Mónica García, the board’s longest serving member, to the leadership role Ref Rodriguez vacated last week.

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LAUSD to send extra $150 million to high-needs schools in settlement

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L.A. Unified officials have reached a settlement in a long-running legal case that cut to the heart of how California's system for funding K-12 education is working.

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