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The last first day of school for LAUSD senior

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| L.A. Unified School District students returned for another year of classes on Tuesday. It's the last "first day of school" in Carla Muñoz's K-12 career. Now, the high school senior at the Roybal Learning Complex, is "ready to work and pay my college tuition — I’m ready for everything.”

LAUSD superintendent visits homes to highlight attendance initiative

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A new school year begins in the L.A. Unified School District next week, and superintendent Austin Beutner wants to make sure more students show up for it. Beutner is pushing for increased attendance this year, and the district is putting more resources into their centralized efforts to combat absenteeism. On Wednesday, Beutner visited the homes of a few LAUSD families to promote the effort.

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LAUSD teachers will decide this month if they want to strike

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More than 30,000 L.A. Unified School District teachers will vote later this month whether to authorize their union to call a strike, possibly early next school year.

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What happens to Ref Rodriguez’s now-vacant school board seat?

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Ref Rodriguez resigned from the L.A. Unified School Board this week and pleaded guilty to criminal campaign finance charges. Now, the six remaining school board members have several options for how to fill Rodriguez's now-vacant board seat.

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LA's schools are segregated. What can LAUSD do about it?

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The research is clear: children of all races learn better in integrated schools. Yet in more than half of the public schools in L.A., the student body is at least 90 percent black or Latino. Segregation is a problem Austin Beutner inherits as the new superintendent of the L.A. Unified School District. But is there anything he can do to solve it? Or at least mitigate it?

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LAUSD board considers new goals to close college-eligibility gap by 2023

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About half of the graduates from Los Angeles Unified School District high schools aren't eligible for admission in a four-year college in California; the district’s diploma requirements don’t line up with the state’s college admission rules.

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How did veteran LA teacher's classroom experiment work out?

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Last August, teacher Lisa Alva launched an experiment, shaking up the high school English classes she taught. One year later, how did her experiment work out?

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LAUSD board will not renew Inspector General's contract

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LAUSD board members will not renew the contract of Ken Bramlett, the district’s current Inspector General — an internal watchdog with extraordinary oversight powers.

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