Citing “unprecedented circumstances” related to Covid-19, L.A. Unified chose to renew four charter schools that otherwise met the criteria to be denied renewal under a new law.
The next school board will be seated in December and likely have one new face: Tanya Ortiz Franklin, a former teacher.
L.A. Unified’ next school board will guide the district through the pandemic and influence the future of charter schools in Los Angeles.
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner for months has said that a robust system of testing and contact tracing is necessary to reopen schools.
Charter schools and district leaders in Los Angeles are at odds over a law giving districts more authority to reject charter schools.
As L.A. Unified finalized its distance learning plans, Oakland Unified and other districts were still negotiating with their teachers.
California's two largest school districts became the latest to announce plans to begin the new school year with distance learning.
A divided Los Angeles school board voted 4-3 to cut more than a third of the school police department's budget.
Disappointing activists, L.A. Unified rejected motions to reform school police, including one to cut the department’s funding by 90%.
In Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco, activists are pressuring school districts to remove police from schools.
The L.A. County Office of Education released a 43-page framework that is meant to serve as a guide to 80 districts for reopening schools.
With almost all LA Unified students now connected to online learning, superintendent shares latest details on summer school program.
The summer session will be conducted virtually as LA Unified continues to work to connect all students to online learning.
School districts and the state should think creatively about how to support and engage students going forward.
Superintendent Austin Beutner reiterated Monday that in-person classes won't resume in LA Unified until health officials say it is safe.