As Los Angeles prepares to search for a new superintendent, some wonder whether the district needs to change dramatically before bringing on a new leader.
Austin Beutner steps down as L.A. Unified superintendent after leading the state's largest school district for three years.
A longstanding teacher shortage grew worse during the pandemic, and districts will have to decide which programs to staff and those they won't.
L.A. Unified will launch a college savings account program, Opportunity L.A, on Friday for over 13,000 first grade students. All remaining first graders will have their own savings account by the end of 2021.
Superintendent Austin Beutner says pandemic played a role in his departure.
L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner announced that he will not seek to renew his contract with the district once it ends in June.
During his tenure, Beutner dealt both with a historic teachers’ strike and a pandemic.
Many families in neighborhoods with high Covid-19 death rates don't want a return to in-person learning, according to an L.A. Unified survey.
Some districts will pivot quickly and return to full in-person instruction now; others say they can now start planning for the fall.
A new plan, which begins next month, to vaccinate California residents more quickly could help teachers get their shots sooner.
After meeting with the governor’s aides, Los Angeles and Fresno superintendents say they won’t apply for incentives to reopen campuses.
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.
Along with more Covid testing of students, the superintendents want the state to set standards covering all aspects of reopening schools.
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner for months has said that a robust system of testing and contact tracing is necessary to reopen schools.
California's two largest school districts became the latest to announce plans to begin the new school year with distance learning.