LAUSD Education Matters: Tracking the Nation's Second-Largest School System
One L.A. campus, divided between traditional school and charters, may offer window into future

On a shaded Westside street nestled just below the curve where the 10 meets the 405, two different visions of how to teach students in Los Angeles sit side by side.

Daniel Webster Middle School is a traditional public school, serving about 430 students both from the neighborhood and elsewhere in the city.

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California and L.A. Unified graduation rates continue to increase

Los Angeles Unified School District’s high school graduation rate jumped almost 5 percentage points within a single year, the largest increase in recent history, according to new state data.

The district hit a 77% graduation rate in 2015-16, up from 72.2% the year before, according to the California Department of Education.

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L.A. Unified sues city housing authority over cost of lead, arsenic cleanup at Watts high school

Los Angeles Unified School District has spent more than $1 million in the last three years cleaning lead and arsenic from the soil at David Starr Jordan High School in Watts.

Now the school district is suing the city’s housing authority to get those costs covered.

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What Trump's policy means for transgender students in California

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is dropping federal protections for transgender students, causing concern among LGBT advocates and students throughout the country.

Here’s a Q&A on the consequences of the new White House policy for local schools.

What does this mean for students in California?

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South Gate teacher gets meningitis and dies, and parents worry about health risks
L.A. Unified faults costs of the independent monitor overseeing programs for disabled students

An independent monitor whom the Los Angeles Unified School District has to pay to watch over its programs for disabled students is under fire from the school district for alleged poor oversight of his own office, including the rising costs of two consultants, each earning more than $200,000 a year.

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