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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.

LAUSD to pilot an expanded dual-language preschool program

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L.A. Unified School Board members approved a pilot program that expands "dual-language immersion" instruction to up to eight preschool classrooms next school year.

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LAUSD board backs proposal for stricter charter school laws

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L.A. Unified School Board members' 4-3 vote again put them in the middle of the political tug-of-war between teachers union leaders and charter school advocates.

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White parents still live near mostly white schools, study says

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White kids in the U.S.'s largest cities continue to have mostly-white neighbors — in large part because their parents want to send them to mostly-white schools.

Here's how LAUSD spends money intended for 'high-need' kids

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Per-pupil spending in high schools with high concentrations of needy students is going up. But in elementary and middle schools, spending lags behind.

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LA Unified alerts central office staff to possible cuts

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L.A. Unified school officials seem serious about slashing the district's central office budget by $86.5 million — a cut of roughly 25 percent.

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About that supposed $1 billion-plus LA Unified budget deficit…

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By 2018-19, L.A. Unified's budget will be in the red — but, according to new projections, perhaps not as far in the red as an ad from the last election suggested.

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What's behind record spending in LA school board primary

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The charter schools-versus-teachers union narrative has gotten so familiar in L.A. that it's easy to forget why the battle exists — and why it matters to families.

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