Los Angeles Unified School District

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

Los Angeles Unified School District

LAUSD in session with stepped up security; emergency plans for parents here

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An estimated 600,000 students in the nation’s second- largest school district returned to classes today for the start of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 2013-14 term, with stepped up security […]

08/13/2013

(AP Photo)

LA to give every student an iPad; $30M order

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles’ school system, the second largest in the country, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a […]

06/19/2013

LAUSD board seat goes to Ratliff

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An educator/attorney narrowly defeated a former assistant to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to win a seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District board, according to unofficial election results released today. With […]

05/22/2013

LA City Council election results

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The political road between Sacramento and Los Angeles City Hall was being well-traveled today, with Sen. Curren Price, D-Los Angeles, and former Assemblyman Gil Cedillo claiming City Council seats and another […]

05/22/2013

(Photo credit: National Science Bowl)

Southland students compete in national Science Bowl

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Teams of students from two Los Angeles Unified School District schools and Irvine’s University High School will compete starting today in the 23rd annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

04/25/2013

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