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LAUSD may kill reform to avoid graduation-rate plunge

Even amid scandals over its iPads-for-all program and battles over leadership, the Los Angeles Unified School District has been able to cite some good news on the academic front in recent times. In April, district officials trumpeted the release of

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Fiasco at all-minority L.A. high school validates Vergara argument

The immense fiasco at 100 percent minority Jefferson High School in Los Angeles underscores the findings of Judge Rolf Treu in the Vergara case that minority students are treated awfully in the L.A. Unified School District. This is from the

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iPad scandal latest in long line for L.A. Unified — but different

The abrupt decision Monday by Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy to suspend the district’s $1 billion iPad program after reports that he manipulated the decision that led to Apple winning the big contract is hugely juicy. The program already

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Second-largest CA school district pays teachers for not teaching

Even as Gov. Jerry Brown continues to pursue his back-to-the-past education policies — de-emphasizing testing and metrics, and pushing local control — we're seeing fresh reminders that the state of California and the federal government really don't have the control

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Some minority L.A. Dems realize unions are dubious allies 12

March 12, 2013 By Chris Reed The hegemony of Democrats in California is based to a striking degree on the ability of public employee unions — whose leaders and most affluent members are predominantly white — to keep minorities on

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L.A. Unified uses ‘construction bonds’ to buy $500 million in iPads 14

Feb. 14, 2013 By Chris Reed My five-month-old crusade to get the California mainstream media to acknowledge the insanity of “construction bonds” which take 30 years to pay off being used routinely by school districts for short-lived electronics and basic

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L.A. Times education reporter: Oblivious or in the tank? 2

Oct. 25 By Chris Reed The Los Angeles Times is the biggest newspaper in the state by far, presumably staffed with veteran reporters with a BS detector. As it turns out, the reporter on one of their most important beats

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