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LAUSD superintendent search: The latest and why it matters

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| The Los Angeles Unified School Board is in the final stages of selecting a new superintendent. Here's what you need to know about the search.

Ref Rodriguez filed two finance forms for 2014. They don't line up

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L.A. Unified School Board member Ref Rodriguez faces a long list of troubles. And it’s not just the criminal charges connected to his 2015 election campaign. New documents raise questions about whether red flags in Rodriguez’s alleged actions should have been caught.

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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.

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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."