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LAUSD will base some school spending on neighborhood shootings, asthma rates

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| L.A. Unified officials will use nearly a dozen new factors to rank schools by their level of student need. Among the new metrics: grad rates, test scores, how many fights a school sees and even how well incoming students fared academically in their old schools.

LAUSD board to play more direct role in setting rules for charter schools

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Decision-making over which L.A. Unified school district rules charter schools have to follow is shifting from district staff to members of the board – and charter leaders are thrilled.

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LAUSD paid for 4,000 kids to take the SAT

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Juniors on 29 campuses from South L.A. to San Pedro got a break from their classes to take the college prep exam — for free.

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Have ideas to make LAUSD schools safer? Tell this panel

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In the wake of the deadly Florida high school shooting, a blue ribbon panel will gather this spring to ask, "Are students in L.A. schools as safe as they can be?"

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East LA Walkouts: 50 years later, 'the fight isn't over'

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Three participants in the East Los Angeles high school walkouts remember, in their own words, a pivotal moment in the history of L.A. and the Chicano movement.

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Union for 30,000 LAUSD workers begins talking 'strike'

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If SEIU Local 99's rank-and-file vote to strike, the union's bargaining team would have the power to call a work stoppage "as early as this school year."

Does rebuilding LA's Roosevelt High mean razing its history?

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L.A. Unified says the proposed $173 million "modernization" for the Boyle Heights campus is long overdue. Some alumni worry the district is bulldozing history.

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Castro incident sheds fresh light on LAUSD's security policy

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A gun incident at an LAUSD middle school bears eery similarity to the death that sparked the first random searches for weapons and drugs in district schools.

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