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.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown LA Unified's budget into an uncertain state. Drops in enrollment further hurt the district's finances.
LA Unified has been forced to spend on unexpected costs associated with the pandemic, including providing meals and technology to students.
LA Unified schools is planning to offer virtual summer school to all students to make up for lost learning as the district officially ends in-person instruction for this school year and offers online learning.