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How Will 'Hybrid Schedules' Work If K-12 Schools Reopen This Fall? LAUSD Is Thinking About It

If campuses do reopen, students will likely spend only a few days in a classroom each week and learning from home the rest of the time.

Charter Schools Are Still Getting Public Funding. So Why Are They Applying For PPP Loans?

[UPDATED] At least four L.A. charter schools -- publicly-funded, but operated by nonprofits, not school districts -- have received PPP funds.

LAUSD Warns Budget Cuts Plus Coronavirus Might Make Reopening Campuses Hard

"We cannot...risk the health and safety of our students and staff by returning to the classroom prematurely," a top official warned.

The Big Winners From LAUSD's Emergency Coronavirus Spending: Tech Companies

Apple got $37.7 million from LAUSD for iPads, one of dozens of deals done to respond to the crisis.

LAUSD Leader: Budget Cuts 'Just As Real A Threat' To K-12 Students As The Coronavirus

'Cuts to funding at schools will forever impact the lives of children,' Supt. Austin Beutner said.

In LAUSD, 'Just About Every' Student Now Has A Laptop To Use During The Pandemic

Superintendent Austin Beutner is declaring victory after ensuring 96% of elementary students are "connected."

LAUSD Will Offer Summer School To All, 'No Decisions' Yet When Campuses Will Reopen

LAUSD's leader talked plans for an expanded summer school program -- but said it's too early to say when in-person instruction will resume.

No Right Answers: How Schools Are Grading Students During The Coronavirus

LAUSD won't give out 'F's' this semester. Other districts are relaxing grading policies, too.

LAUSD Needs More Money For Coronavirus Response. Does The State Have Any To Give?

LAUSD's pandemic response will blow a $200 million hole in the school district's $9.2 billion budget, officials announced Monday.

Coronavirus Exposed A 'Digital Divide' In LA Schools. See Where That Gap Is Widest

Perhaps 250,000 L.A. families with school-aged kids lack access to both broadband internet and a computer.

Four Big Questions About Teaching Kids With Special Needs In The Age Of Coronavirus

Campuses have been closed for a month, yet some of these questions still don't have answers.

LAUSD Campuses Will Remain Closed Through End of School Year, Summer Session

The rest of the school year and summer school will continue "in the current, remote fashion."

A 'Sobering Reality' For Special Needs Kids In An Era Of Distance Learning

School officials have promised to adapt special education services for remote delivery. But parents are still waiting for follow-through.

A 'Great Big Digital Divide' Is Hampering LA Schools Efforts To Teach Remotely

Teachers are working around the clock to produce online coursework. But device shortages and poor internet access have meant some students can't access the lessons.

LA Schools Are Now Shut Until May -- And So Far, Online Learning Is Falling Short

With L.A. schools closed at least until May, district leaders are scrambling to find ways to save finances while increasing learning time.

LAUSD Will Pay Its Substitute Teachers During Shutdown

L.A. Unified substitutes will receive a daily wage during the shutdown based on how many days they've worked since August.

Here's What Happened The First Day LAUSD Handed Out Free Meals

There are 60 spots around the district where kids can pick up breakfast and lunch while schools are closed.

Here Are Places That Will Provide Food To Families In Need While Schools Are Closed

We are updating this list as we hear more - and we want to hear from you.

Your Guide To Los Angeles County School Closures (Right Now All Of Them)

All public school campuses in Los Angeles and Orange counties are closed.

LAUSD Is Switching To 'Distance Learning.' What Will That Look Like?

The two-week schools shutdown will be a test of LA Unified's capacity to instruct hundreds of thousands of students from a distance.

All LAUSD Schools Are Closing Monday. Here's What You Need To Know

District officials said Friday there are still no known links between any virus cases and LAUSD schools.

LAUSD Will Team Up With Public TV To Teach Kids If Schools Close

The Los Angeles Unified School District will partner with local public television stations to provide educational programming in the event schools close.

How LAUSD Is Responding To Coronavirus Worries

The superintendent can take "any and all actions necessary" to keep schools running. What exactly does that mean?

Helping Preschoolers Work Through Trauma, One Breath At A Time

The LA Unified School District knows many of its students will experience trauma before they graduate and it's preparing teachers to help those students.

LAUSD Board Races: What The Results Tell Us So Far

Despite being badly outspent by charter school advocates, teachers union-backed L.A. Unified School Board candidates appear to have held their own.

Those Nasty LAUSD School Board Campaign Ads: What's Fact? What's Opinion?

The ads are part of the most expensive -- and maybe the most negative -- L.A. school board primary ever.

Election 2020: Your Guide To The Race For LAUSD Board District 7

It's the most competitive of the board races in this year's election.

Election 2020: Your Guide To The Race For LAUSD Board District 3

Both the L.A. teachers' union and charter school advocates are pouring money into this race.

This Might End Up Being The Most Expensive LAUSD School Board Primary Ever

2017 currently holds the record. But if the current pace continues, 2020's LAUSD race could be even more expensive.

Metro Is Considering A Program To Let LA County's K-12 Students Ride For Free

The vote on the study was delayed after a long discussion about which students -- and districts -- would actually be studied.

LAUSD Has A New (And Complicated) Way To Score Schools. We Explain

See our breakdown of the new 'growth model,' which claims to offer a new perspective on how well schools are doing.

Why Understanding A Student's Preschool Life May Be Key To Raising LAUSD Graduation Rates

The district's new Birth To Eight Roadmap aims to create a smoother transition for nearly 31,000 kids from early education to elementary school.

2020 Elections: Who's Running For LA City Council And LAUSD School Board In The March Primary?

More than a dozen candidates hope to run for the L.A. Unified School Board. More than three dozen hope to run for the L.A. City Council.

LAUSD's Own 'Green New Deal' Calls For Ditching Non-Renewable Energy By 2040

School board members are due to vote on the plan on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

LAUSD Tried To Make A New Middle School For WeHo. They Made A Mess Instead

District officials are hoping to lure some West Hollywood parents to keep their kids in LAUSD after elementary school.

LAUSD Will Explore Letting Noncitizens Vote In School Board Elections

It could be years before noncitizens can actually cast ballots. The district first wants to find a way to safeguard registrants' info from federal authorities.

LAUSD Tried To Create A Simpler Way To Compare Schools. Instead, They Created A Controversy

California is one of only five states that doesn't give every school a single, bottom-line rating. Some say that's progressive. Some say that's confusing.

An LAUSD Student Asked Us About The 'Gross,' Yellowish Water At Her School. We Investigated

Why was the water at Clifford Elementary coming out a little bit yellow?

When Fires Approach Schools, How Will Your District React? It Depends

State-required safety plans offer guidance, but the decision is largely up to the individual school.

Saddleridge Fire: Some LAUSD Students Returned To Smoky, Ash-Filled Classrooms This Week. Teachers Are Asking Why.

The Saddleridge Fire left a mess on LAUSD school campuses that were in or near evacuation zones. District crews were still cleaning on the second day after classes resumed.

Saddleridge Fire: Firefighters Continue Containment Efforts After Evacuations Lifted And Strong Winds Subside

Though evacuation orders have been lifted, firefighters continue their efforts to contain the Saddleridge Fire as it burns for its fourth day on Sunday.

Saddleridge Fire: All Evacuations Lifted, But 'Extreme' Fire Danger Still Exists

The Saddleridge Fire continued to burn into its third day on Saturday, with firefighters making some progress on containing the blaze overnight.

LA Declares Emergency As Saddleridge Fire Forces 100,000 People From Their Homes

The mayor declared a city emergency Friday as crews continued to fight a fast-moving fire that started late the night before. By morning the Saddleridge Fire was growing as fast as 800 acres per hour.

LAUSD Says It's Fixed Its Plan To Help Vulnerable Kids. Advocates Say The New 'LCAP' Is Actually Worse

Many LAUSD school board members seemed unhappy with the new plan. But in the end, most voted to approve it.

LAUSD Abruptly Cracks Down On Charter Schools That Took District Classrooms, Then Didn't Use Them All

The district says some charters that "co-locate" with district schools have likely forced their "hosts" to give up classrooms dedicated for art, music, science or computer classes.

Explaining The LCAP, The Document At The Heart Of A $1 Billion LAUSD Fight

LAUSD's been hit with a(nother) formal complaint about how they've spent $1B in LCAP money.

Your Guide To The Biggest Changes To California Charter School Laws Since 1992

It just got easier to block some charter schools from opening. It also just got harder to shut some charter schools down.

Why This Entire 11th Grade Class Is Getting Free LA Metro Passes

Will it help the environment? Could it reduce poverty?

Why Students At LA's Richest Public Schools Are Far More Likely To Get Extra Time On The SAT

An analysis Los Angeles-area public schools found students in some of the county's wealthiest areas are far more likely to receive a disability designation that gives them extra classroom help -- and virtually assures them extra time on the critical SAT college entrance exam.

How A Parent Revolt Sparked A Turnaround At This LAUSD School

How did 20th Street Elementary go from "parent trigger" target to one of LAUSD's most-improved?

7 Ways To Survive The First Day Of School, According To Los Angeles Teachers

Because we know the first day of school can be crazy.

SoCal's Latino Kids Are Going To School With Fewer And Fewer White Kids

Racial segregation is "intensifying" for these children, both in Southern California and nationwide. But economic integration is increasing as Latino families flock to the 'burbs.

Should Non-Citizen Parents Be Allowed To Vote In LAUSD School Board Elections?

An L.A. school board member wants to explore the idea.

LAUSD Board Picks A New President. Who Is Richard Vladovic?

Vladovic has been the board's swing vote on several key decisions in the last 18 months.

LA Schools Randomly Searched Students For Weapons For 26 Years. Here's Why That Practice Will End

Activists say LAUSD's random searches have unfairly made targets out of black and Latino students -- without making schools safer.

LAUSD's Plan To Avoid Financial Meltdown For The Next Three Years

Officials warn that LAUSD's long-term financial health is becoming more precarious, but some skeptics have stopped taking that warning seriously.

LAUSD Says It Can Make Do Without Measure EE -- But The Budget Projections Aren't Great

The rejection of the proposed parcel tax will not drive LAUSD into insolvency yet...but ask them again in 3 years.

Measure EE Is Dead: Voters Reject Parcel Tax To Fund LAUSD

The outcome is a huge setback for LAUSD officials, United Teachers Los Angeles, and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Measure EE: Everything You Need To Know About The Proposed Tax Hike For LA Schools

Measure EE would create a new funding stream for L.A. schools. Here's what you need to know before heading to the polls to vote.

LAUSD Superintendent's Big Plan To Improve Schools Pins Its Hope On Principals

Beutner's plan is almost as notable for what it does not include.

Don't Blame Voter Apathy For Low Turnout In School Board Elections. Here's Who's Really At Fault

"Despite millions spent" on last week's LAUSD election, turnout was terrible.

She's Back: Jackie Goldberg Reclaims Seat On LAUSD Board

Goldberg's overwhelming victory is a stunning reversal of political fortunes for charter school advocates.

Why LAUSD's Measure EE to Fund Schools Is On Shaky Legal Ground

A last-minute change to the ballot language could jeopardize the district's plans to create a new source of funding to pay for the settlement that ended the teachers strike.

This South L.A. Charter School Closed a Month Early -- And Won't Reopen

Summit Preparatory Charter School's early closure wasn't exactly sudden -- but it is rare.

Your Field Guide To The LAUSD Election Happening On Tuesday

Big money, charters-versus-unions, and race-driven redistricting -- welcome to another LAUSD grudge match.

LAUSD Is Asking Voters For More Funding. Outside Experts Say They Could Be Saving Millions

By 2022, a consulting team found the school district could be saving at least $236 million a year.

Meet The LAUSD Teen Fighting To Lower The Voting Age To 16 In School Board Elections

The L.A. Unified School Board will explore opening its elections up to 16- and 17-year-olds.

LAUSD Board Special Election Candidate Q&A: Heather Repenning

"If we act as if we're a failing school district, that is what we will be."

LAUSD Board Special Election Candidate Q&A: Jackie Goldberg

"[The public] want something to happen. I think being on the school board is the place to do it from."

We Investigated The Investigator Of All Wrongdoing In LAUSD. Here's What They Think About That

'Who watches the watchdogs?' A school board member reacts to the KPCC/LAist scoop.

No Recount In The Closest LAUSD Election In 24 Years

Here's why Garciela Ortiz is stepping down.

LAUSD's Powerful Watchdog Office Has Been Closing Far Fewer Investigations. Why?

More from a KPCC/LAist investigation into LAUSD's Office of the Inspector General.

Lewd Photos, Harassment And Retaliation Allegations: Inside The Meltdown At LAUSD's Powerful Watchdog Agency

A KPCC/LAist investigation into LAUSD's Office of the Inspector General.

It's Official: Heather Repenning Will Face Jackie Goldberg in LAUSD Runoff Election

The winner will replace ex-board member Ref Rodriguez who was forced to resign amid a campaign finance scandal.

Michelle King, The First Black Woman To Lead LAUSD, Dies at 57

She rose from LAUSD student all the way to the district's highest office. King had announced in Jan. 2018 that she had cancer.

LA's Special Education Teachers Are Speaking Out About Contract Shortcomings

They say important parts of the contract haven't changed significantly in nearly four decades

LAUSD Calls For Charter Moratorium After Teachers Strike

The move is a nod to a demand striking teachers made to LAUSD leaders: do something about charter schools.

LAUSD Teacher Contract Talks Almost Fell Apart At The Last Minute. Here's What Saved Them

Early Tuesday morning, the teachers union almost walked out of the talks. Four hours later, they had a deal.

What LAUSD Teachers Think About The New Contract

Some aren't happy with the outcome. Others are glad to be back in the classroom.

How Mayor Eric Garcetti And A 'Leap Of Faith' Helped End LA's Teachers Strike

The mayor says he will consider supporting a revenue-generating parcel tax.

LAUSD Teachers Strike Is Over. Here's What's In The Deal

All 33,000-plus UTLA members are expected to return to school tomorrow.

Deal Or No Deal, LA Teachers Strike Will Continue Tuesday

Why? Well, even if the teachers union and L.A. Unified reach an agreement, union members would still have to vote on it.

Striking Mandarin-Language Teachers Held A Rumor Control Rally In Chinatown

Some Chinese-speaking families think teachers are getting paid as kids miss out on schooling.

LAUSD Principals Ask District To Close Schools During Strike. District Says 'No'

As if trouble from one union wasn't enough, LAUSD now faces a second group of angry workers.

Why LAUSD's 30,000 Teachers Have Gone On Strike

Three days into the first teachers strike in L.A. since 1989, negotiators from the union and district say they will sit back down and resume talks. Your complete guide to the broken-down contract talks that got us here.

The Class Size Conundrum At The Heart Of LAUSD's Teachers Strike

If LAUSD could scare up more money, is class-size reduction the best way to spend it?

Most LAUSD Students Did Not Go To School On Monday

At a press conference Tuesday morning, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said the district did not have plans to negotiate.

Here's What Happened The Last Time LAUSD Teachers Went On Strike

They say this time, there's a lot more at stake.

LA Teachers Set To Strike Monday After Union Rejects New LAUSD Offer. No Weekend Talks Planned

LAUSD proposed spending $130 million on targeted class size reductions in certain schools and grade levels, an increase from the $105 million it had previously offered.

It's Official. LAUSD Teachers Are Allowed To Strike On Monday

A teachers strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District can go forward on Monday, Jan. 14, a judge ruled Thursday.

How People Are Planning To Feed Students If LAUSD Teachers Strike

Sandwiches for students. Tacos for teachers. See what's cooking.

Pre-Strike Chaos: County Sounds Alarm About LAUSD's Budget And Strike Date Is Now Moving Target

Short version? Negotiations didn't result in a new contract. The teachers union moved its date to stop working (and LAUSD is trying to delay it more). Oh, and L.A. County is sending in a fiscal monitor.

LA Teachers Union Has Pushed Possible Strike Date To Monday

Less than a day before its original strike date, LAUSD's teachers union pushed its work-stoppage date to Jan. 14.

Guía Para Los Padres Del LAUSD En El Evento De Una Huelga De Maestros

Ha habido un constante flujo de noticias mientras que las negociaciones entre el segundo distrito escolar más grande de la nación y el sindicato que representa a sus maestros se han intensificado, pero ahora es una realidad: 30,000 maestros pudieran ir a huelga.

LA Teachers Are On Strike: A Guide For LAUSD Parents

The strike is here and 30,000 LAUSD teachers are not in their classrooms. We have information for parents making difficult decisions about whether or not to still send their children to school.

Latest LAUSD Offer Won't Prevent A Teachers Strike -- But Talks Will Continue

UTLA also made its first concessions in months. Talks will continue Wednesday.

LAUSD Teachers Strike May Be Delayed By A Few Days

The union will ask a judge whether it could strike on Jan. 10, as planned, or must wait until Jan. 14.

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