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The Morning Read
Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 08.18.17
Here’s what the first day of school in Los Angeles looked like on social media
Tuesday signaled a return to class for LA Unified students — and that means lots of back-to-school photos on social media. There was some news Tuesday afternoon when reports came out that a swarm of bees attacked students at Palmdale High School. Dozens of students were stung and taken to hospitals, according to reports. UPDATED:...
By Sarah Favot | August 15, 2017 4:07 pm
Meet the 15 new schools opening in LAUSD this week
Even as enrollment has steadily declined over the last decade in the nation’s second-largest school district, LA Unified is opening four new schools this week, while independent charter schools will continue to grow with 11 new schools opening in Los Angeles. The district will launch a new all-boys school called Boys Academic Leadership Academy, the...
By Sarah Favot | August 14, 2017 5:28 pm
Exclusive: Voters approved $20 billion to build LA schools. As last one opens, the ultimate insider explains why they were so desperately needed.
“Wooooow. They built this just for us?” By Glenn Gritzner This week, a significant milestone is being achieved for the students of LAUSD that deserves to be celebrated. The final school — Bell High School — is coming off the year-round calendar, meaning that every school in LAUSD will now be on the traditional nine-month...
By Guest contributor | August 14, 2017 7:28 am
Maywood school is the last to open in massive building project. But dwindling enrollment makes today’s LAUSD a very different district.
When the Maywood Center for Enriched Studies welcomes students next week, it will be the last school — the 131st — to open under the district’s more than $20 billion school building project. But as the district’s enrollment has plummeted since the building program began, the state of the district is far different now than...
By Sarah Favot | August 11, 2017 2:28 pm
Deportation order ends for LA father who was arrested outside his daughter’s school
The deportation order for a Los Angeles father, Romulo Avelica-González, has been removed by the Board of Immigration Appeals and he could be released by the end of the month. His attorney, Alan Diamante, said Avelica-González still has a pending immigration case that has been returned to a local immigration court, including his pending U...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | August 11, 2017 1:49 pm
Seeking a few good (young) men: LAUSD’s first all-boys school is at half-capacity days before opening
*UPDATED LA Unified is opening its first all-boys school next week, but so far only half the number of hoped-for students have enrolled. The Boys Academic Leadership Academy is starting with sixth- and seventh-grades, offering 100 spots for each grade. Eventually, the South LA school is approved to go through high school, opening a new grade each...
By Mike Szymanski | August 10, 2017 1:44 pm