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August 29, 2016

Urban Educators Stress Value of Big-City Schools Group

With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.

July 26, 2016

San Francisco Superintendent Among Finalists for Top Job in Houston

San Francisco district chief Richard Carranza is the leading contender for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school system, according to reports.

May 18, 2016

L.A. Unified Schools to Pay $88 Million to Settle Teacher Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The lawsuits alleged that the school district didn't take seriously the initial complaints of teachers' misbehavior.

May 05, 2016

Trump Tussled With Los Angeles School Board Over Historical Hotel

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was featured in an Education Week story 26 years ago involving the site of a hotel where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.

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.

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