Los Angeles Unified School District

High school students study at the teenscape area at the Los Angeles Central Library on Jan. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LAUSD libraries in trouble

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  About half of the 600 elementary and middle school libraries in the Los Angeles Unified School District are without librarians or aides, denying tens of thousands of students regular access to […]

02/24/2014

(AP File Photo)

LA Unified gets lower price for thousands of iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Unified School District is getting a break on the price of thousands of iPads, as it continues the rollout of a $1 billion plan to provide the tablets to […]

01/31/2014

A sign marks the entrance to a gender neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for […]

12/31/2013

(AP Photo)

LA volleyball coach accused of lewd acts on girls

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A 23-year-old East Los Angeles high school volleyball coach has been arrested for allegedly engaging in lewd acts with two 15-year-old female students. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker says […]

12/16/2013

An Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Most LAUSD teachers don’t want iPad program

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Only a minority of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strongly favors proceeding with the $1 billion iPad program, it was reported today. In an effort to determine how the iPad […]

12/02/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Miramonte parents claims can move forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that parents can proceed with their own claims of emotional distress related to abuses at Miramonte Elementary School, where a third-grade teacher was accused of […]

11/27/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Sexual ‘tasting games’ teacher pleads no contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called “tasting games” pleaded no contest Friday to all the charges against him. Mark Berndt, 62, entered […]

11/15/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Teacher to plead no contest in lewd ‘tasting game’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher has agreed to plead no contest to molestation charges involving more than 20 students. Mark Berndt is accused of blindfolding children and spoon-feeding them […]

11/14/2013

Four school lockdowns in LA today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Four schools in the South Los Angeles area were locked down as a precaution today because of two apparently unrelated incidents. About 7:30 a.m., an armed robbery near 41st Street and […]

11/12/2013

(AP Photo)

LA schools leader wants to slow iPad rollout

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The leader of the nation’s second-largest school district wants to put the brakes on an ambitious $1 billion plan to place iPads in the hands of every student after some of […]

10/15/2013

First grade teacher Lynda Jensen walks with her class of 30 children at Willow Glenn Elementary School in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

L.A.’s first citywide ‘Walk to School Day’ set for Wednesday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City and school district officials are encouraging participation in Wednesday’s inaugural citywide Walk to School Day. “Walk to School Day may be a one-day event, but it inspires families to walk […]

10/08/2013

iPad (AP Photo)

LA schools reports 71 iPads are missing

LOS ANGELES (AP) – At least 71 iPads, including 69 from a single campus, went missing last year as the Los Angeles Unified School District tested a program intended to equip every student with one […]

09/27/2013

more