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Oscar Win Inspires a Rush of Donations for LA Schools

'The Last Repair Shop' seeks to raise millions for a small group fixing instruments

(Newser) - When The Last Repair Shop took home the Oscar for best documentary short film this year, it shone a spotlight on the people fixing instruments for kids in the Los Angeles public school system. Donations to the program, which has been cut back to 11 people from 60 in its...

Vaccine Mandate Instituted for Los Angeles Students

LAUSD students aged 12 and up must be vaccinated to return to school next year

(Newser) - Students age 12 and older in the Los Angeles school system must be vaccinated before they can return to classrooms next year under one of the toughest anti-COVID mandates enacted in the nation. The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District voted Thursday to require roughly 630,000 students...

Striking LA Teachers Returning to Work
LA Teachers Return
to Work Tomorrow

LA Teachers Return to Work Tomorrow

Tentative deal reached to end strike

(Newser) - A tentative deal reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district, officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles...

As Los Angeles Teachers Strike, District Hires Subs

Contract negotiations failed in nation's second-largest school district

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district, the AP reports. Members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted last year to walk off the job for the first time in 30 years if a deal wasn't...

Bomb Threat Shuts Down All Schools in LA

It warned about backpacks and packages

(Newser) - Students in Los Angeles have no school today for the worst of reasons: a bomb threat. Police say the Los Angeles United School District received a "credible threat" involving backpacks and packages left at schools, reports the Los Angeles Times . "I think it’s important to take this...

Schools Hand Out iPads; Kids Hack Them in a Week
Schools Hand Out iPads;
Kids Hack Them in a Week

Schools Hand Out iPads; Kids Hack Them in a Week

Los Angeles district is reassessing its policy

(Newser) - Los Angeles school officials began rolling out their ambitious plan to equip every kid in the district with an iPad last week, but they've quickly run into a problem—the kids are pretty computer savvy. It seems that the first high school students who brought the iPads home easily...

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