Lots of problems as new California testing gains steam

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| More than 600 teachers call the California Department of Education every day asking for help with the new computer-based standardized tests.

Deasy budget includes $36 million in spending to settle suit


The L.A. Unified school board has yet to vote on the Superintendent's budget proposal, which concentrates investment in 37 high-need schools.

LAUSD board weighs spending plans for $6.8 billion budget


The board only has a couple of months to decide how to spend an extra $330 million in state funds, while the teacher's union asks, 'where is the raise?'

Deasy's proposed budget: 1,200 new hires


The district gets tens of millions in extra funds next year. It'll go to beef up staff, techs for the iPad program, some librarians.

LA schools have grossed $8.9M from film shoots since 2010


The L.A. Unified School District has seen a steep increase in film fees since since 2010, when its most recent contract with FilmLA went into effect.


Public shut out of LA schools' iPad software demonstration


An L.A. Unified committee probing iPad purchases has been asking to see the software. Members were finally granted a viewing - but officials kept a reporter out.

Wealthy LA schools may be allowed to skip classroom breakfast


L.A. Unified has touted increased participation in its new free breakfast program. Schools in wealthier areas bristled. They may soon get a way out.


LA schools debate how to help foster youth


L.A. Unified has only seven staffers assigned to help more than 8,000 foster youth. With new state funding meant to help, advocates push for more.