Ransomware attackers head back to school

November 18, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Just when we thought the painful trend of ransomware attacks on public schools might be waning, news arrived of a massive incident. Over Labor Day weekend, the country’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, experienced a ransomware attack. The district […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

California funding model boosted options for LA high-schoolers, but disparities remain

March 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Conducted by sociologist Bruce Fuller and doctoral student Joon-Ho Lee, the paper delves into the decisions LAUSD made as the state decentralized funding, making additional amounts above the base allocation available for ELs, students from low-income families and students in […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

LAUSD suspensions down 75% in wake of willful defiance ban

December 17, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Eliminating suspensions for willful defiance is a lofty goal requiring planning, counseling staff, community partnerships and staff acceptance. Daniel Barnhart, vice president of secondary schools for the United Teachers Los Angeles, tells EdSource that, following initial skepticism, many educators in […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

LA Unified joins legal fight against Juul

October 30, 2019

Via: Education Dive

LAUSD’s class action lawsuit, filed in a California superior court, argues vaping is contributing to student absenteeism, which affects the district’s state funding. In his statement, Beutner also described increases in behavior problems and incidents of students vaping cannabis. Absenteeism […]

Education Tech, News

How an instructional tech director helped rewrite LAUSD’s narrative

October 29, 2019

Via: Education Dive

During her six years as principal, Sophia Mendoza was always asked to put out fires. When Lankershim Elementary was in its fourth year as a Program Improvement school, Mendoza, who has been an educator for 22 years, stepped in to […]


Strong principal-staff relationships help schools move on after teachers strike

January 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

While principals in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are relieved to have teachers back in classrooms, administrators may still have some repair work to do over the next few weeks in helping teachers, classroom assistants and families move […]