News: Education Headlines

LAUSD teachers earn too much to live in the affordable housing apartments built for them

In the mid-2000s, in the midst of a housing boom, the Los Angeles Unified School District realized that skyrocketing rents were fueling teacher turnover. Nearly half of all new teachers in some neighborhoods were leaving the district after three years. L.A. Unified was pouring millions of dollars into training new hires, only to watch them pick up and go. Two below-market apartment complexes were built on unused district land and a third is under construction. Today, both are fully occupied. But not one L.A. Unified teacher lives in them.

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Livermore charter school hires, then fires, new principal — again

For the second time in three months, Tri-Valley Learning Corp, the company that runs the charter, introduced a new principal to parents at the K-8 school. Parents did an online search and found that the principal, Anne Anderson, also went by the name Anne DePerry — a woman who was accused of misusing public funds as an elementary school principal in Minneapolis.

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