Proposal would provide more resources to troubled LA schools

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Unified School District has tentatively agreed to provide millions of dollars in resources to 37 under-performing schools to settle a lawsuit brought by the teachers union.

Representatives for both sides said Tuesday the agreement calls for adding a school counselor and administrator, establishing a mentor program for teachers and providing other educational resources.

Officials say the schools that will benefit suffer from high teacher turnover, high student drop-out rates and low student scores on state tests.

The agreement resolves a suit brought against the nation’s second-largest school district by the American Civil Liberties Union and United Teachers Los Angeles.

It will be presented to the Los Angeles Board of Education later this month for final approval. It must also be approved by the court.

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