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February 06, 2013

California Districts Misuse School Meal Funds, Report Finds

Investigators for the state Senate find that oversight of districts' use of federal and state meal subsidies is woefully inadequate.

January 25, 2013

A Year Later, and Another L.A. Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct

The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday arrested a 57-year-old elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing 20 children over the course of his 40-year-career, just a year after a similar case in Los Angeles.

August 15, 2012

School Building Boom Led to Gains for Young Students in L.A.

Elementary school students who moved from overcrowded facilities showed academic growth, but that growth was not seen in high school students, according to a report from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

June 11, 2012

Student Performance Must be Part of Teacher Evaluation, Calif. Judge Says

California has a 40-year-old state law that says pupil progress on state tests must be a part of evaluating teachers, but the district's teacher's union has opposed such moves.

February 17, 2012

Exploring L.A.'s Actions in School Sex-Abuse Investigation

A teacher accused of abusing his elementary school students has prompted a deeper investigation into how the district handles allegations of misconduct.

February 09, 2012

L.A. Elementary School Reopens With New Teachers, Staff

The superintendent of the country's second-largest school district said he wanted to bring in new staff members while the district and law enforcement officials conduct their investigations.

February 07, 2012

LA Chief To Replace School Staff in Wake of Sex Abuse Investigation

Current staff members at the school will be removed while the district and police investigate the charges against two teachers.

October 11, 2011

Resolution Reached in Los Angeles District Civil Rights Probe

The Los Angeles school district agrees to set up a new master plan for English-language learners and provide more resources for African-American students in resolving a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

July 19, 2011

Teachers Move, Students Stay at L.A. Charter Schools

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley studied mobility trends among students and teachers and found that students are generally more likely to stay at a charter school than teachers are.

June 23, 2011

Student Performance Part of Superintendents' Contracts

Los Angeles and Chicago are two districts where superintendents will be evaluated on whether students achieve certain academic measures.

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