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PLANNING FOR PARITY

LAUSD launches community school plan at Crenshaw, Dorsey and Washington SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A comprehensive plan that hopes to achieve parity for low-performing schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been launched at three high schools with large African-American student bodies and the middle and elementary schools that feed them.  At the Read More…

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Coalition seeks ban on flavored tobacco products

LOS ANGELES — City and county officials have examined the idea of banning flavored tobacco products in recent months, and a coalition of health experts, educators and students gathered Aug. 14 to voice their support of such a prohibition. The L.A. Families Fighting Flavored Tobacco coalition hosted a news conference in front of the Kenneth Read More…

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LAUSD partners with airport on job preparation

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles International Airport and the Los Angeles Unified School District have announced a new initiative to prepare students from schools across the district for jobs in the aviation industry.  The conversation between Los Angeles World Airports, the LAUSD and the mayor’s office began last summer in an effort to prepare Read More…