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.
This current crisis must be more than a teachable moment; it must lead to real change, education leaders say.
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.