Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

LAUSD school year begins and RFK opens

A school bus in Los Angeles, California.
A school bus in Los Angeles, California.
David McNew/Getty Images

Listen to story

Download this story 6MB

It's the first day of school for most of LA Unified, and while many students return to familiar classrooms, brand new schools will open at 17 sites. Among them are the 6 Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools at a complex on the site of the historic Ambassador Hotel, a $578-million project. Meanwhile, academic performance jumped in the district last year, according to scores released today. Will the trend continue amid budget cuts? And how will the news schools fare? Sharpen your pencils, class, school’s in session.


Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, KPCC Reporter

Howard Blume, Education reporter, Los Angeles Times