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September 16, 2013

Academic Chief for LAUSD Resigns; Blames Board Meddling

Jaime Aquino says he can't continue as deputy superintendent in the nation's second largest school system because school board members are micromanaging his efforts.

September 06, 2013

Southern California School Employees Indicted for Textbook Thefts

A book buyer bribed employees to allow him to take books from schools and sometimes sell them back to the district.

August 06, 2013

California Districts Receive Special Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Eight districts, collectively serving roughly 1 million students, will operate under a radically different accountability system than the rest of California.

June 14, 2013

Apple Likely to Snag Big Tech. Contract With L.A. Unified

Los Angeles school board members will vote on the deal being recommended by Superintendent John Deasy next week.

May 22, 2013

Elementary Teacher Is Likely Winner in L.A. School Board Runoff

The candidate backed by a coalition of wealthy education activists that include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was heavily favored to win the runoff for the seat that represents the San Fernando Valley.

April 25, 2013

N.Y. Mayor Makes Another Big Donation to L.A. Board Race

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $350,000 to a group that's supporting a candidate for Los Angeles' school board in a runoff election.

April 09, 2013

Many Graduates in L.A. Unified Still Not College-Ready, Harvard Study Finds

A new analysis of Los Angeles students finds that, while 59 percent of the Class of 2011 graduated on time, far fewer of those students were college-ready.

March 06, 2013

Zimmer, García Lead in Los Angeles Board Race

Millions of dollars in independent expenditures pushed spending in the primary race for three seats on the Los Angeles school board to record levels.

February 25, 2013

Steve Barr's Quest to Save a New Orleans High School

The high-profile charter school leader is not only tackling school turnaround in New Orleans, he's pursuing a new, non-charter effort to provide better secondary school choices to middle class families in Los Angeles Unified.

February 13, 2013

N.Y. Mayor Donates $1 Million to Slate of L.A. School Board Candidates

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sinks $1 million into an election that's a showdown between Supt. John Deasy and the United Teachers Los Angeles.

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