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Preparing To Go Back To Preschool In A Pandemic: 'Fun, But In A Different Way' 

How one LAUSD early education teacher puts it as some of the youngest students begin returning to classrooms: "We are still going to have fun, but in a different way."

Everything We Know About LAUSD's Plan To Reopen Schools In April

Can students keep their teachers? Where will they eat? These questions -- and more -- answered as LAUSD campuses prepare to reopen.

LAUSD Could Reopen Its Doors In April -- But Which Parents Will Send Their Kids Back?

COVID-19 cases and deaths from L.A.'s especially bad winter surge ravaged many of the neighborhoods LAUSD schools serve. How many families will send their kids back?

Going Back To School Might Cause Anxiety For A Lot Of Kids. Here's How You Can Help

Parents of elementary schoolers should be on the lookout for signs of anxiety and grief as younger kids start going back into classrooms.

LA County Is Eligible To Reopen Schools. But LAUSD Teachers' Union Wants Vaccines, Fewer COVID-19 Cases

For the first time since the pandemic started, L.A. County has met the state's threshold for reopening elementary school campuses.

This Is Now The Most Negative LAUSD Race Ever. Let's Fact-Check Some Of The Ads.

The biggest target: Scott Schmerelson, an incumbent school board member aiming to keep his West Valley seat.

LAUSD's COVID-19 Testing Sites Have Turned Away Symptomatic People -- But That Could Change Next Week

LAUSD testing sites have been turning away anyone with possible COVID-19 symptoms -- but the district says that policy will change soon.

LAUSD, Board of Supervisors Candidates Lay Out Plans For Early Childhood Programs

Candidates seeking to represent the Board of Supervisors District 2 and the Board of Education's District 7 met Wednesday in a forum focused on early childhood.

A Field Guide To 2020's Super-Expensive, Bitterly Fought LAUSD School Board Elections

New election date, same story -- charters versus unions, big money, and high stakes for 580,000 kids.

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Patricia Castellanos

Castellanos is running to represent South L.A. and San Pedro in LAUSD Board District 7.

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Tanya Ortiz Franklin

Ortiz Franklin is running to represent South L.A. and San Pedro in LAUSD Board District 7.

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Marilyn Koziatek

Koziatek is challenging the incumbent in LAUSD Board District 3, representing the West San Fernando Valley.

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Scott Schmerelson

Schmerelson is running to keep his seat representing the West SF Valley in LAUSD Board District 3.

How LAUSD's Superintendent Has Used Special Pandemic Emergency Powers To Make Fast-Track Deals

Austin Beutner is the only superintendent in L.A. County with the power to enter no-bid contracts without a board vote.

Schools Are Closed, But School Districts Are Still Feeding Students In Need -- With Help From The Census

The National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, run by the USDA and funded based on census data, help feed millions of students free or reduced-price meals each year.

These Parents Are Suing Los Angeles Unified Over Its Approach To Distance Learning

A group of Black and Latino parents, parents of English language learners, and parents of students with special needs claim the district is violating their children's right to an education.

LAUSD Has Started Testing Its Staff For COVID-19 -- And Students Will Start Getting Invites Soon

By the end of the week, all LAUSD employees should have received an invite. Within a few weeks, all LAUSD students will have their first screening.

What One LAUSD Teacher Learned About Why 'Daily, Live' Lessons Matter

This school year, new rules aim to ensure more consistent, real-time interactions between teachers and students.

One Teacher, Four Wheels, Hundreds Of Books: A Look At South LA's Bookmobile

What started as an effort to deliver books to Claudia Cataldo's students in South L.A. has evolved into a community distribution for people of all ages.

Huge Changes To California's Charter School Law Just Took Effect. Already, LAUSD Charters Are Worried

LAUSD has more power to say 'no' to charters under the law. Still, charter school advocates say the district is overstepping.

Once Again, The State Has Dinged LAUSD Over Its $1 Billion Plan For Helping High-Need Students

The state says LAUSD wasn't clear on how it planned to spend $1 billion in funds targeted to low-income students, English-language learners and foster kids.

After Deal With Teachers Union, LAUSD Students Can Expect (Some) Live Lessons Every Day

The deal aims to put LAUSD in compliance with California's new distance learning law.

Why So Many LAUSD Charter Schools Ended Up With Coronavirus Relief Loans For Small Businesses

LAUSD charter schools have received at least $73.6 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

Under Newsom's Order, There's No Telling How Long K-12 Campuses In Southern California Will Stay Shut

Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties are all on the state's coronavirus monitoring list. No in-person learning will be allowed in K-12 schools until their cleared.

As Coronavirus Surges, LAUSD Will Not Reopen Campuses For Start Of Next School Year

Classes will resume in "distance learning" mode -- and it's still not clear when campuses might reopen.

LA Teachers' Union Overwhelmingly Votes Against Reopening Schools

With coronavirus cases rising, UTLA wants LA Unified School District campuses to remain closed during the fall semester.

LAUSD Cuts School Police -- A Major Victory For Activists -- But Mostly Maintains Status Quo In Its Budget For Now

Student activists have ramping up their criticisms for years. Black Lives Matter and the teachers union helped put them over the top.

Ten Teens, Ten Stories: Balancing Jobs, High School And The Pandemic

They have lessons to teach us about what kids need out of school during a crisis.

LAUSD Board Considered Three Resolutions To Reform School Police. None Of Them Passed

One of the resolutions would have drastically reduced funding to the district's police department.

The COVID-19 Recession Risks Facing Working High School Students: Stress, Disengagement -- And Dropping Out?

Some worry these students could be dropout risks, particularly if they're "the only people in the family bringing in income."

Why Advocates Want Police Out Of LAUSD Schools

The school board will vote on resolutions reexamining the role of the district's police force on Tuesday.

LAUSD Superintendent Wants School Police Ban On Pepper Spray And Controversial Neck Hold

The district will also review the budget -- including the allocation for school police -- over the summer.

Could LAUSD Disband Its School Police Department?

Leaders of the district's teachers union have endorsed the idea -- but would the LAUSD board enact it?

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.

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