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Rodriguez elected LAUSD school board president

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted 4-3 to select Ref Rodriguez as board president for the 2017-18 school year. The four deciding votes were cast by newly elected members Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin, as well as Mónica García, who was re-elected for a fourth term, and Rodriguez 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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LAUSD board pushes start of school year back one week

LOS ANGELES — Classes will begin one week later in the Los Angeles Unified School District next year, then begin another week later the following year under a plan approved Sept. 20 by the Board of Education. Three board members — Richard Vladovic, George McKenna and Scott Schmerelson — initially introduced a resolution asking that Read More…