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