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LAUSD’s new superintendent likes idea of single-sex schools

Los Angeles schools Superintendent Michelle King said in remarks reported today that single-sex schools is one of several ways to potentially improve academic achievement and make the nation’s second-largest school system more attractive to parents. She also wants to better integrate science and math education into all grades, and expand programs popular with parents — such as […]

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Michelle King’s contract is finalized for LAUSD superintendent job

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education finalized a contract today with newly chosen Superintendent Michelle King. The board reviewed the contract behind closed doors then unanimously approved it in open session. King then received a standing ovation from the board and audience members. The pact sets King’s salary at $350,000 a year, and the […]

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Student on way to school killed by city truck

A 17-year-old student was struck by a city-operated semi-truck while on his way to his Highland Park charter school this morning and died at the scene, Los Angeles police reported. Andres Perez, a student at Los Angeles International Charter High School, was killed about 7:30 a.m. at Figueroa Street and Avenue 60 while en route to […]

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Manhattan Beach high school goes on lockdown after bomb threat

Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach was placed on lockdown today due to a bomb threat left on an office voicemail, marking the third time in the past week that the campus has been targeted by a threat. The threat was left about noon on a voice mailbox in the school office, Manhattan Beach police Officer Stephanie […]

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Co-founder of Santa Monica school sued for sexual assault

The co-founder of a Santa Monica-based school for children with learning difficulties was sued by a former employee who alleges he sexually assaulted her. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against J.P. Williams and the Pacific Point Academy & Learning Center. A representative for the academy did not immediately […]

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