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Gov. Newsom Breaks Record with Tens-of-Billions Spending Plan for Public Schools
January 16, 2020
On January 10, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his record $222 Billion state budget for 2020-21. The $84 billion he allocated in it for K-12 schools and community colleges represents a historic high level of funding for education in California. ... read more »
Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Celebrates the Signing of the “At-Promise Youth” Bill
December 19, 2019
Assemblymember Reginald Bryon Jones-Sawyer, Sr. held a press conference at Thomas Alva Edison Middle School in South Los Angeles where he announced the signing of the Assembly Bill 413 Bill changing the label “at-risk youth” to “at-promise youth.” ... read more »
Los Angeles Unified Supports October as National Principals Month Board of Education Recognizes All Principals Who Serve Students in Schools Across Los Angeles Unified
October 4, 2019
The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education, today, approved a resolution commending the work of school site leaders and their “efforts to ensure that our students have the greatest opportunities, most effective educator and strongest, safest learning environment.” ... read more »
Los Angeles Unified Opposes Change in SNAP Eligibility
September 27, 2019
Los Angeles Unified submitted a public comment letter on Monday to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in opposition of proposed eligibility restrictions for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed rule change would impact millions of people, including 40,000 households in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner Works with Consuls General to Create More Cultural and Student Exchange Programs
September 27, 2019
Superintendent Austin Beutner, in remarks to Consuls General at the Los Angeles Consular Corps (LACC) Luncheon on Thursday, talked about the importance of working together to prepare students for a global economy. ... read more »
African American Family Day Promotes Academic Success
May 9, 2019
The L.A. Unified School District will host African American Family Day to help students and parents navigate the road to academic success. ... read more »
Closing the Opportunity and Achievement Gap for African American Students
April 26, 2019
The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education approved a resolution to help boost the academic achievement of African-American students. In Los Angeles Unified, black students as a subgroup and despite individual standouts, perform at the lowest levels when compared to their white, Asian-American and Latino classmates. ... read more »
LAUSD Superintendent, Michelle King, Passes At 57 
February 7, 2019
King is remembered by LAUSD and city officials for her commitment to youth and education.  ... read more »
Mission Accomplished! Day Six of the Teacher Strike Results in Historic Agreement for Public Education and the Community 
January 24, 2019
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) wrapped up day six of the teacher strike with a historic agreement that is said to change the future of public education.   ... read more »
Could the LAUSD Teacher Strike Be Coming to An End?
January 22, 2019
The second largest school district in the nation, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), wrapped up week one of the teacher strike with over 900 school sites in participation fighting for their rights as educators and the rights of their students. ... read more »
‘On Strike For Our Students’: LAUSD Teachers Send Message To Beutner With Historic March  
January 17, 2019
More than 50,000 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers, parents, and United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) members marched in front of the district’s headquarters on Monday, January 14 on day one of the strike, with their picket signs and bullhorns in hand in the rain, as they chanted, “Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like!”   ... read more »
 LAUSD Superintendent Beutner Meets with Local Black Press to Push for Education Amid Talks of Teacher Strike   
January 10, 2019
Winter break is over and school is back in session but this time without teachers? On December 19, 2018, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) announced that they would be going on strike on during the start of the 2019 school year if the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent Austin Beutner failed to adhere to the following demands... ... read more »
LAUSD Teachers Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike
September 6, 2018
The district has contended that the union's offer would increase the LAUSD's existing $500 million deficit in the current school year by another $813 million. It also claims the district's existing $1.2 billion reserve fund cannot be used to cover the union demands since it is already being used to offset the existing budget shortfall. ... read more »
Search for Schools Superintendent Still Underway
April 19, 2018
The district has been without a permanent superintendent since September, when Michelle King went on medical leave. King announced in January that she had cancer and would not return to the job. ... read more »
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