►L.A. UNIFIED WARNED THAT IT FALLS SHORT OF STATE STANDARDS
Along with 98 other districts, it faces penalties under No Child Left Behind.
►THIS JUST IN: COMPARING APPLES TO ORANGES SELLS MAGAZINES!
US News & World Report's Best High Schools in
▲The USN&WR RANKINGS: California schools move to the head of the class
►Worth a Listen: LA
First it was the payroll debacle that left thousands of LA school teachers overpaid or underpaid, now a vote by the district to spend up to $18 million to retain current teaching staff threatens a renewed fiscal crisis. Meanwhile, reports are surfacing that LA's schools aren't fulfilling their physical education requirements. Could it look worse? Yup. An attempt to improve the district's image by spending $10 million on communications — including quietly hiring a public relations firm — is getting the district into even more trouble. Patt brings LAUSD officials in for some in-studio detention.
- Howard Blume, LA Times reporter
- Tamar Galatzan, member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, District 3
- A.J. Duffy, President of United Teachers Los Angeles
►PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS + EDUCATION
from Slate.com: THE DEMOCRATS ON EDUCATION
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