Education Headlines

  • LAUSD to decriminalize student fights, petty thefts and minor offenses

    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday is set to announce a major change in the way students are disciplined for some offenses.

  • Bill would block expulsion for ‘willful defiance’

    The state Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities, a punishment that activists say is unevenly applied and disproportionately affects minority students.

  • EdSource: Gallup finds opposition to Common Core

    Americans are hearing more about the Common Core State Standards and most of them don’t like what they’re hearing, according to a national opinion poll released Wednesday.

  • L.A. Unified principals given guidance on student free speech rights

    As unrest continues in Ferguson, Mo. and, to a degree in Los Angeles, after the fatal police shootings of unarmed black men in those cities, Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy asked principals Tuesday to be vigilant in their efforts to provide an environment for students to exercise their 1st Amendment rights while also maintaining the safety of students and staff.

  • EdSource: LAUSD policy restricts use of citations, arrests

    Students involved in relatively minor offenses on school campuses will no longer be cited or arrested under Los Angeles Unified’s new policy, which takes effect this school year and spells out alternatives district police officers must follow.

  • Natomas Unified among districts pursuing November school bonds

    Natomas Unified and several other area school districts have placed bond measures on the November ballot to pay for school construction and repairs despite a lack of statewide funds that typically help stretch local dollars.

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