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Fighting cancer, LAUSD superintendent to retire

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District will launch a search for a new district executive after receiving news last week that Superintendent Michelle King, who has been on medical leave since September, will retire by June 30 without returning to her job. King, who has been superintendent since January 2016, revealed Jan. Read More…

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LAUSD board becoming more charter friendly

LOS ANGELES — Two new members of the Los Angeles school board who were heavily backed by charter-school proponents were sworn in July 6, potentially signaling a major policy shift in the nation’s second-largest school district. Teacher/attorney Nick Melvoin defeated board President Steve Zimmer in the May runoff election to win the District 4 seat, Read More…

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Local schools receive federal Promise Zone grant

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that eight Los Angeles schools — seven in Pico-Union and one in Hollywood — will share a $30 million federal grant for educational and community-based services to help low-income children and families. The Promise Neighborhood grant, administered by the Youth Policy Institute, will be allocated over the Read More…