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The start of school this year coincides with the perfect opportunity to show kids science live- a solar eclipse on August 21.
KPCC found seventh graders in charter schools were less likely to be up-to-date on their shots. A follow-up analysis of kindergarten numbers shows a similar pattern.
The parents argue Heritage Oak Private School's refusal to honor a 7-year-old's gender transition countered the school's "claims" it didn't discriminate.
A KPCC analysis of state data shows seventh graders in charter schools are much less likely than their peers in district-run schools to be up to date on their shots.
Earlier this year, it looked like lawmakers might've been ready to extend California's teacher tenure timeline by an extra year. Now, the proposal's on hold.
Before the raise, L.A. Unified School Board pay was still higher than most districts. Now, board members will be among the best-paid elected officials in California.
Los Angeles Unified officials have reached an “agreement in principle” to settle a two-year-old lawsuit that accuses district officials of misspending millions of dollars in new state funding intended to help low-income students, English learners and foster youth.
Forget what you’ve heard: the Los Angeles Unified School Board's two newest members are not here to usher in a new golden era for charter schools.
Melvoin was backed by the charter school movement in LA, but says he doesn't support of a massive expansion of charter schools in LAUSD.
Her win was seen as a victory for the charter school movement in L.A. But, she says, "charter school expansion is not one of my stated priorities in my campaign."
California education officials say Congressional Republicans' proposed health care bills could leave the state or school districts scrambling.
Just think about how much money that is: L.A. Unified spends more than 29 different state governments spend K-12 education — and it's all up for a vote Tuesday.
Superintendent Michelle King's plan to create a "unified enrollment system," a replacement for L.A. Unified's balkanized school choice process, is now moving ahead.
The extension comes a full year before Michelle King's contract was set to expire — and less than a month before two L.A. Unified board members step down.
State lawmakers are considering making an offer to prospective teachers: commit to teach in these high-need subjects and we'll take a bite out of your tuition costs.