Education Headlines

  • Civil rights violations alleged at Lodi Unified

    The federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has been asked to look into an incident at a Lodi Unified campus to bolster the agency’s investigation into claims the district discriminated against black students after a former administrator testified that there was a pattern of such discriminatory behavior at the school site where she was employed.

  • Skipping kindergarten days can have consequences for young learners

    December is a rough month for attendance among kindergarteners at Los Angeles schools where winter sick days and extended family vacations take their toll on learning, perhaps more than parents of the young students realize.

  • Formula creates wide disparity in funds for disadvantaged students

    California’s new Local Control Funding Formula for distributing education money to school districts represents a three-tier system of funding for students, including those classified by the state as “disadvantaged” — children from low-income families, English learners and foster children. But districts omitted from the third — and potentially lucrative — tier are none too pleased about it.

  • Another LAUSD MiSiS computer glitch delays teachers from entering grades

    Another glitch in Los Angeles Unified’s troubled computer system, MiSiS, has once again delayed efforts to enter grades just before the deadline for report cards.

  • Costs for LAUSD special ed services climb as parents feel the pinch

    As the general education student population declines, propelled by factors like lower birth rates and departures to charter school, the concentration of special education students in the district is growing along with the cost of services.

  • LAUSD board members look to slow charter school expansion

    Los Angeles Unified school board members plan on taking a harder look at approving new charter schools, because they fear their expansion will cripple the district’s ability to educate children by diverting precious state funding.

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