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5 things you should know about LAUSD's $7.5B budget

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| Just think about how much money that is: L.A. Unified spends more than 29 different state governments spend K-12 education — and it's all up for a vote Tuesday.

LAUSD launching ‘one-stop shop’ for parents seeking schools

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Superintendent Michelle King's plan to create a "unified enrollment system," a replacement for L.A. Unified's balkanized school choice process, is now moving ahead.

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LAUSD board adds two more years to superintendent's contract

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The extension comes a full year before Michelle King's contract was set to expire — and less than a month before two L.A. Unified board members step down.

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Can LAUSD copy a good school? Its teachers doubt it

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At a school that L.A. Unified is using as a model for a new magnet program in Watts, teachers question whether the district's plan to "replicate" their success can work.

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English Learners start off ahead in kindergarten with TK

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California kids whose primary language is not English do better in kindergarten if they attend transitional kindergarten programs when they’re four.

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Teachers' contract will be early test for new LAUSD board

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United Teachers Los Angeles endorsed their opponents during the campaign, but will now have to work with Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez. The first order of business: a new contract.

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So LAUSD has a charter-backed school board majority. What now?

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Tuesday’s elections shifted the balance of power on the L.A. School Board; a majority of the board will have been endorsed by charter school advocates.

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Spending on LAUSD race shatters records

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Outside groups have spent more than $14 million to influence voters. Smaller sums are being raised to sway decisions on a police oversight measure, the only citywide race.

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