The award to victims settles about 150 legal claims from former students who had been subjected to lewd acts by 3rd-grade teacher.
Recently in Los Angeles Category
November 21, 2014
October 16, 2014
The hard-charging superintendent is stepping down after an at-times tumultuous run as chief of the nation's second largest school district.
October 16, 2014
Deasy is credited with raising graduation rates and achievement outcomes for minorities, but in recent months, his leadership has been marred by the fallout of his technology initiatives and low morale among teachers and staff.
October 06, 2014
The good news about graduation comes just as the school board is debating whether to keep Superintendent John Deasy at the helm of the nation's second largest district.
October 01, 2014
The board will decide later this month whether to extend Superintendent John Deasy's contract. Both supporters and detractors think his days at the nation's second-largest school district are numbered.
September 29, 2014
In doing so, the state is following in the footsteps of its large districts—Los Angeles and San Francisco—that have already moved away from using "disruption/willful defiance" as a reason for suspension. The practice has been criticized for its disparate impacts on minority students.
September 18, 2014
Nearly a year after John Deasy reportedly threatened to resign as Los Angeles' superintendent, new rounds of conflict make clear that relationships among those in charge of running the nation's second largest school district are frayed.
August 06, 2014
Superintendent John Deasy issues a personal appeal to district leaders to keep tabs on one struggling student at risk of dropping out.
December 10, 2013
Some of California's largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified, worry that millions of dollars for their low-income students are in jeopardy under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes each year.
October 29, 2013
The school board vote ends five days of speculation that the superintendent would resign or be forced to leave.