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February 18, 2010

Groups Sign Reform Compact for L.A. Schools

Modeled after the Boston Compact, the agreement is aimed at preparing students for success in college.

December 22, 2009

L.A. Union Sues Over School-Management Policy

A resolution passed by the Los Angeles school board in August will allow outside groups such as charter schools to take over the management of 30 new and existing schools starting next school year.

December 18, 2009

L.A. Schools Chief: Weed Out Weak Teachers

A Los Angeles Times story prompts Ramon C. Cortines to urge principals to get rid of bad teachers before their jobs become permanent through tenure.

November 24, 2009

Lots of Bidders Line Up to Operate Schools in L.A. Unified

Charter school operators, UTLA, and a neighboring school district are among prospective managers for some of the city's most troubled schools.

November 23, 2009

Founder of Green Dot Charter School Network Steps Down

Steve Barr is said to be leaving his chairman of the board post to focus on "national education issues."

November 03, 2009

L.A. Unified Retreats on Parental Power to Trigger Reforms

It looks like the Los Angeles Unified School District, just a few days after announcing that parents would have the power to initiate new reforms at troubled schools, has disempowered them--or, at the very least, watered down their power. It seems Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines' has had a change ...

October 27, 2009

L.A. Unified Gives Power to Parents to Force School Turnarounds

Under new rules, parents of students in struggling schools can demand different management.

October 16, 2009

Will UTLA Sue to Stop Turn Over of New L.A. Schools to Charters?

Lawyers for the teachers' union urge swift legal action.

October 05, 2009

Los Angeles Unified's Giant Construction Project Loses Leader

The district's highly regarded construction chief resigns after reported conflict with Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines.

August 25, 2009

L.A. Unified Board Approves Outside Management of Schools

Los Angeles Unified school board OKs outside managers for schools

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