Busted sinks and cracked sidewalks plague Los Angeles campuses. Large California school districts spend up to 30 percent more of their total budget on maintenance and operations than L.A. Unified.
In a reversal of February proposal, Los Angeles Unified School District officials confirm orchestra instruction will return next year as a year-long program.
Both Los Angeles groups said they will train parents in minority communities to influence how L.A. Unified spends new statewide funding.
The L.A. Unified school board had taken issue with special education services at two high performing Huntington Park schools. They'll now be overseen by the county.
The Los Angeles 2020 Commission suggests the school board should be under mayoral control or improve its working relationship with school administrators.
More than 600 teachers call the California Department of Education every day asking for help with the new computer-based standardized tests.
The L.A. Unified school board has yet to vote on the Superintendent's budget proposal, which concentrates investment in 37 high-need schools.