LAUSD Education Matters: Tracking the Nation's Second-Largest School System
Rich and powerful figures will set USC course in wake of scandal, from behind closed doors

How USC handles one of the biggest scandals in its history will be decided behind closed doors by a small group of wealthy and powerful people.

Composed of 57 voting members, USC’s board of trustees includes noted philanthropists, accomplished alumni, Hollywood insiders and industrial tycoons. The group’s influence extends from the floor of Staples Center to metropolises in India and China.

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Committee to investigate whether L.A. community college trustee violated ethics code

A group of Los Angeles Community College District trustees will meet behind closed doors to investigate allegations that member Scott Svonkin violated the board’s code of conduct and threatened another trustee last month.

“He came right in front of my face … he towered over me, blocked me in” and said he would ruin her politically, said Trustee Andra Hoffman.

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Does online learning work for LAUSD students taking makeup classes? Study aims to find out

Researchers have received a $3.26-million federal grant to study the effectiveness of online academic credit recovery programs — the kind that allow students to make up failed classes and graduate on time — in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The grant, from the research arm of the U.S.

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Approved L.A. Unified settlement would send money to district's neediest schools

The Los Angeles school board has authorized a lawsuit settlement that would send more money to the district’s neediest schools over the next three years for resources to improve African American and Latino student achievement.

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Former Hacienda Heights basketball coach pleads not guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old student

A former middle school basketball coach in Hacienda Heights pleaded not guilty Friday to two felony counts of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Terrence Lee, 29, is charged with lewd acts upon a child and oral copulation of a person under 16.

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Students feel safer in more diverse schools, study finds

California sixth-graders who attend racially diverse schools feel safer, less lonely and less picked on than their peers at more homogenous schools, according to a new study out of UCLA.

But it’s not enough for diversity to exist on campus, according to the study, published in the journal Child Development.

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