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January 12, 2016

L.A. Unified Hires Michelle King as New Superintendent

King becomes the first woman in more than 80 years, and the first African-American woman, to lead the nation's second-largest school district.

December 21, 2015

Search for Los Angeles Unified Schools Chief Continues

Michelle King, the district's No. 2 administrator under former Superintendent Ramon Cortines, is taking the reins of the nation's second-largest school district while the search for a permanent schools chief stretches into the new year.

December 15, 2015

'Credible Threat' Shuts Down All of Los Angeles Unified

All students and teachers were told to stay home as police investigate a bomb threat that was received by a member of the school board. New York City officials said they determined a similar threat there was a hoax.

November 18, 2015

Los Angeles Unified Refines Its Wish List For New Superintendent

Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is looking for a politically-savvy and experienced instructional leader (with additional traits) to run the school district.

May 13, 2015

L.A. Schools Extend Contract of Acting Superintendent

Terms of the agreement will become public once the deal is finished. Cortines' current salary is $300,000 a year.

April 15, 2015

Los Angeles District Approves Plans For Two Girls-Only Schools

One school, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy, will focus on STEM to increase the number of girls who take those classes and participate in STEM careers.

March 09, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' First-Year Report Highlights Focus on Minority Males

More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.

February 24, 2015

L.A. Schools Reboot Plan to Give Every Student a Computer

The Los Angeles Unified district doesn't have the money to continue with plans to provide all students with a tech device, superintendent Ramon Cortines said.

December 19, 2014

Los Angeles Requests Delay in Using New Test Scores for Accountability Purposes

Citing concerns over technological readiness, LA Superintendent Raymond Cortines has asked the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas Torlakson not to use the district's students' test scores on new Smarter Balanced tests for "high stakes accountability purposes."

December 03, 2014

FBI Seizes Records in Los Angeles Unified's Troubled iPad Program

Twenty boxes of documents related to the district's troubled $1.3-billion program to provide iPads to all students were taken from the district on Monday, amid reports that the FBI was conducting a criminal investigation into the program.

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