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November 05, 2019

Principals to Get Specialized Training to Tackle Racial Inequities in Their Schools

The Racial Equity Leadership Academy for principals, a partnership between the Los Angeles district and the USC Race and Equity Center, plans to give principals the skills they need to tackle racial equity head-on and address disparities in their schools.

September 19, 2019

To Excuse or Not to Excuse? How Districts Are Handling the Climate Strike

As students choose to miss school to take part in large protests around issues such as gun violence and climate change, it poses challenges for how districts should handle youth activism.

May 23, 2019

Should School Boards Take Up Abortion, Immigration, and Other Social Issues?

The Los Angeles district's pro-choice resolution is unusual but could be part of a larger trend.

February 04, 2019

Michelle King, Former Los Angeles Unified Superintendent, Dies at 57

Michelle King, who was the first African-American woman to lead the Los Angeles school system and only the second woman to do so in more than 80 years, retired in June 2018 while undergoing treatment for cancer.

January 18, 2019

Fed Up, L.A. Principals Ask District to Close Schools During Teacher Strike

With the Los Angeles Unified school district pledging to keep schools open during the strike, principals are feeling the burden.

November 12, 2018

As They Fled Fire, Teachers Feared They Would Die in Cars With Their Students

In the face of raging fires in California, students and staff have been forced to close schools and evacuate.

May 02, 2018

Los Angeles Selects Former Investment Banker As Superintendent

Austin Beutner, a former Los Angeles Times' publisher who also started a non-profit that provides free eye exams and glasses to low-income students, will lead the country's second-largest school district.

January 05, 2018

L.A. Unified Superintendent to Step Down Amid Cancer Fight

MIchelle King plans to retire by June 30, leaving a district she has led since 2016 and worked in more for than three decades.

September 20, 2017

L.A. Board President Steps Down From Leadership Amid Election-Related Charges

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges that Ref Rodriguez paid out about $24,000 in reimbursement to family and friends for contributions made to his 2015 school board race.

September 13, 2017

L.A. School Board President Charged With Felonies Over Campaign Contributions

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges that school board president Refugio Rodriguez reimbursed about $24,000 in campaign contributions to donors he represented as having given money to his campaign in 2014.

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