This is the first year Los Angeles Unified School District - the largest in the region - begins the academic year for most campuses about three weeks earlier than the customary post-Labor Day launch. Students will start school in August but will end the school year on May 31, nearly a month sooner than usual.
Breakfast in the classroom, more appetizing lunch choices, eco-friendly meal trays and higher cafeteria prices will greet Los Angeles Unified students when they return to school on Tuesday.
Playa Vista Elementary opens its doors Tuesday, serving 200 children in the coastal community. The level of parental involvement is almost unprecedented, an L.A. Unified official says.
A nearly $20-billion effort to reduce overcrowding in city schools has paid off — at least for elementary school students, according to a new study. The Los Angeles Unified School District has built dozens of new schools since 2002, and researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, found that the initiative has sparked huge increases in elementary school students’ test scores.