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Two years ago, LAUSD funded a plan aimed at closing the achievement gap between Black students and their peers. Now the impact is visible in the high school experiences of two sisters.
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SEIU Local 99 — the union representing LAUSD staff like bus drivers, janitors, cafeteria workers, and teacher aides — could be on the verge of a three-day strike.
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Possible LAUSD strike: Parents, teachers, how are you coping?Education
LAUSD could be on the verge of a three-day shutdown. How are you and your family preparing for school closures?