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About 900 Los Angeles Schools Close Temporarily Due to Terrorist Threats Targeting ‘Many’ (Updated)

The Los Angeles Unified School District—whose schools are attended by 700,000 students—shut hundreds of doors Tuesday after “credible electronic threats” were sent to a board member. A member of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said later that the “preliminary assessment is that it was a hoax.” Updated

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L.A.’s Billion Dollar Plan to Replace Textbooks With iPads Struggles With Reality

Apple marketed its iPad as an educational device “that just works,” but the City of Angels is learning the hard way that there’s nothing simple about $700 textbooks.

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How Kafkaesque Bureaucrats Are Ruining Education

Last week the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest in the nation, opened its doors for the new school year. The following story is a sobering tale of bureaucracy run amok, to the detriment of its schoolchildren.

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Willful Defiance Against Suspensions

My 13-year-old son was recently suspended from his private school twice in less than a month.

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School ‘Reform’ the Walmart Way

The Walton family, better known as the Walmart heirs, have invested millions in trying to privatize Los Angeles public schools; perhaps the true culprit of the sequester is President Obama; meanwhile, the former pope’s resignation can be seen as a sound surrender rather than a cowardly abdication. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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School’s Out for the Summer

Students who are signed up for summer school are the latest victims to fall through California’s ginormous budget gap. On Friday, the superintendent of Los Angeles schools announced cancellations that will send packing most of the 225,000 kids who benefit from these programs each year, from elementary through high school, to the bewilderment of some working parents and concerned teachers.

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Paul Cummins: Turning Around L.A. Unified

We’re never going to make any progress reforming the nation’s most dysfunctional school systems unless we first address the segregation that partitions our communities.

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