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L.A. Unified officials will recommend approval for 11 of 14 charter school requests they'd initially asked the school board to deny, three sources tell KPCC.
The decrease comes as educators at every level work to curb disciplinary practices that remove kids from school.
District officials have asked the L.A. Unified School Board to reject an unprecedented 14 charter school applications during their meeting next Tuesday.
Newly-released documents show that, in 2015, district officials asked the network of charter schools Rodriguez co-founded about a wide range of potential conflicts of interest.
He has no plans to step back from the school board while he fights felony charges related to an alleged political money-laundering scheme.
Are charter schools subject to laws that prevent public officials from personally benefiting from taxpayer dollars? That question has divided lawmakers for years.
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.
Netflix founder Reed Hastings, a megadonor to pro-charter school causes, has put up $75,000 to help pay LAUSD board member Ref Rodriguez's legal bills.
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.
King is recovering from a medical procedure and has been working remotely since Sept. 15. On Saturday, she named an acting superintendent.
The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.
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.
L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez had many public school business dealings when he allegedly laundered campaign funds while running for office.
Overall, results on California's English and math tests — taken by high school juniors and third through eighth graders — were largely unchanged from 2016.
Educators at Hollenbeck Middle School feel a shift in how they teach is paying dividends in the school's standardized test scores.