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English Learners start off ahead in kindergarten with TK

Dan Tuffs for KPCC
| California kids whose primary language is not English do better in kindergarten if they attend transitional kindergarten programs when they’re four.

Teachers' contract will be early test for new LAUSD board

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United Teachers Los Angeles endorsed their opponents during the campaign, but will now have to work with Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez. The first order of business: a new contract.

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So LAUSD has a charter-backed school board majority. What now?

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Tuesday’s elections shifted the balance of power on the L.A. School Board; a majority of the board will have been endorsed by charter school advocates.

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Spending on LAUSD race shatters records

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Outside groups have spent more than $14 million to influence voters. Smaller sums are being raised to sway decisions on a police oversight measure, the only citywide race.

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The politics of LA Unified's graduation rate

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Two school board candidates have questioned whether L.A. Unified's graduation rate is "inflated." Could their election alter LAUSD's "100 percent" graduation goal?

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LAUSD: Here's what to do if ICE agents come to campus

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L.A. Unified board members told school employees not to comply with immigration agents' requests until the district's lawyers get a chance to review them.

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District report: LAUSD would lose money on sale of its HQ

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Two L.A. Unified School Board members floated the idea in January, even if only as a creative planning exercise. On Tuesday, district staff threw cold water on it.

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What to do about the ballooning cost of LAUSD's benefits

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With the May 16 run-off elections for two L.A. Unified School Board seats just weeks away, the question of how district leaders ought to handle increasingly expensive benefits costs has surfaced in the campaign debate.