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)

LA schools settle 58 teacher lewd acts claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district will pay millions of dollars to settle dozens of legal actions stemming from an abuse case in which a former teacher is charged with lewd acts on children in his classroom over five years.

03/12/2013

1 of nation’s oldest teachers retires in LA at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the oldest fulltime schoolteachers in the nation has retired at the age of 94. Rose Gilbert has been educating kids in Los Angeles for the past 63 years.

03/01/2013

Priest

Archdiocese adds LA clergy docs after complaints

(AP) – The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles says it will release more documents from clergy abuse files amid complaints that the 12,000 pages released last week are missing critical pages and contained excessive redactions.

02/06/2013

Los Angeles Unified School District

Accused abusive priest got LAUSD job

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A former priest who was a suspected child molester has been dismissed from his new job at the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was reported today.

02/04/2013

Los Angeles Unified School District

Prior sex abuse claims made against LA teacher

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While it took nearly a year to bring charges against fourth grade teacher Robert Pimentel, the reaction by LAUSD shows reforms put in place have reshaped policies over dealing with sexual abuse by teachers.

01/24/2013

Teacher

LA teachers agree to new evaluation process

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District have agreed on a new system to evaluate their performance.

01/21/2013

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Man held in alleged threats to LA schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police have arrested a man for allegedly posting Facebook threats against Los Angeles elementary schools. Officer Venus Hall says weapons were confiscated when the man was arrested.

12/17/2012

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

LA Unified faces 4 new lawsuits in Miramonte case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Attorneys representing victims of alleged lewd acts by a former Los Angeles third-grade teacher filed four lawsuits this week against the school district.

12/05/2012

LA Unified, union OK test scores to judge teachers

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached an agreement with its teachers union over using state standardized test scores to evaluate teachers. The district said Friday the tentative agreement […]

11/30/2012

New teachers typically get low-performing math students

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new study shows inexperienced Los Angeles teachers are disproportionately more likely to be assigned low-performing math students. The Los Angeles Unified School District study also found teacher effectiveness varies substantially. […]

11/19/2012

High court won't overturn LA school layoff ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles schools may have to abandon a plan to protect inner-city schools from massive teacher layoffs. An agreement reached with civil rights lawyers two years ago allowed the Los Angeles […]

10/25/2012

Calif. sees record number of new charter schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s charter schools continue to grow at a rapid clip with more new schools opening than ever before, an industry association said Wednesday. The California Charter Schools Association said an unprecedented […]

10/24/2012

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