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Ms. Kimberly Noble, the schools current acting principal, was previously an instructional director for the LAUSD Local District Northeast.

A new principal takes the wheel

Ms. Kimberly Noble holds down the fort as acting principal while staff and students anticipate the return of Principal Lourdes De Santiago.
By Olamide Olumide, News/Features Editor Feb 24, 2024
Ms. Kimberly Noble holds down the fort as acting principal while staff and students anticipate the return of Principal Lourdes De Santiago.
The i-Ready was administered to all students the week of September 18. The new test was designed to adapt to students performance live; if a student did well, they would be given harder questions to answer, and vice versa.

i-Ready … for what?

LAUSD enforces a new testing platform for students, replacing the Renaissance test that students took last year.
By Skylie Molina, Staff Oct 5, 2023
LAUSD enforces a new testing platform for students, replacing the Renaissance test that students took last year.

Easing back into normalcy: LAUSD relaxes pandemic policies

Superintendent Carvalho recently made the decision to relax pandemic policies, and urged students with mild cold symptoms to show up to school.
By Baron Kim, Staff Aug 25, 2023
Superintendent Carvalho recently made the decision to relax pandemic policies, and urged students with mild cold symptoms to show up to school.
Many Van Nuys High School teachers and administrators voted against adopting a block schedule for 2023-24 school year, and won.

The votes are in: teachers say no to block schedule

Van Nuys High School will not be adopting a block schedule and will stay with the six-period schedule for the 2023-24 school year.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff Writer Mar 30, 2023
Van Nuys High School will not be adopting a block schedule and will stay with the six-period schedule for the 2023-24 school year.
Lunch provided by LAUSD are insipid compared to previous years.

School food is gross.. is it any good?

School lunches aren't giving the proper food balance for students
By Wendy Gonzalez and Destiny Reveles Mar 27, 2023
School lunches aren't giving the proper food balance for students
Some parents and stakeholders opposed the strike, citing lost educational time for students, while others supported the workers demands. Despite this, critics believe that the strike was successful, when considering the outcomes for SEIU union members.

The pros of the LAUSD strike (it was worth it)

LAUSD school staff strike for better wages and work environment: a call for recognition of their essential role in the education system. Despite criticisms, the strike shedd light on inadequate compensation and working conditions of school staff.
By Destiny Reveles, Staff Writer Mar 24, 2023
LAUSD school staff strike for better wages and work environment: a call for recognition of their essential role in the education system. Despite criticisms, the strike shedd light on inadequate compensation and working conditions of school staff.
OVER AT LAST: The three-day strike is over, but critics question whether the pros of the strike truly outweight the cons.

The cons of LAUSD going on strike

The recent three-day strike by LAUSD teachers and staff for better wages has sparked mixed reactions among stakeholders. While some see it as a necessary step towards addressing the long-standing issue of underpaid education workers, others argue that it was not worth the cost of missed learning.
By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer Mar 24, 2023
The recent three-day strike by LAUSD teachers and staff for better wages has sparked mixed reactions among stakeholders. While some see it as a necessary step towards addressing the long-standing issue of underpaid education workers, others argue that it was not worth the cost of missed learning.
The contract, which was years in the making, will give wage increases and appreciation bonuses for SEIU employees.

BREAKING NEWS: SEIU Local 99 and LAUSD reach tentative deal with pay raises, bonuses, and health benefits

After a cold and rainy three-day strike, the SEIU Local 99 members finally reached an agreement with the LAUSD board on March 24.
By Baron Kim, Staff Mar 24, 2023
After a cold and rainy three-day strike, the SEIU Local 99 members finally reached an agreement with the LAUSD board on March 24.
LAUSD staff members carry umbrellas while quickly running across the street while dressed in red.

Still striking: Teachers stand strong on day two of walkout.

While students were cooped up at home, the teachers and staff at Van Nuys High School could be seen rallying. Many faculty members could be seen wearing red, showing the union's coordination.
By Lindsay Han and Baron Kim Mar 21, 2023
While students were cooped up at home, the teachers and staff at Van Nuys High School could be seen rallying. Many faculty members could be seen wearing red, showing the union's coordination.
Hundreds of LAUSD staff members make a sea of red while huddling together in the rainy weather. A faculty member happily holds up a peace sign.

Class dismissed: teachers take to the streets on first day of strike

Teachers and service workers alike were seen rallying on the streets, despite the rainy conditions.
By Lindsay Han and Baron Kim Mar 20, 2023
Teachers and service workers alike were seen rallying on the streets, despite the rainy conditions. Talks began between SEIU Local 99 and LAUSD.
The L.A. zoo offers captivating exhibits for a plethora of animals.

L.A. Zoo, NHMLAC and La Brea Tar Pits offer free admission to students

Prominent L.A. exhibits began offering free admission to LAUSD students starting March 20 due to the three-day strike.
By Baron Kim, Staff Mar 20, 2023
Prominent L.A. exhibits began offering free admission to LAUSD students starting March 20 due to the three-day strike.
LAUSD unionized employees rallied for better wages on Wednesday, Mar. 15.

School strike looms

Service workers and teachers unions join forces in plan to shut down LAUSD for three days over labor contracts.
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Mar 17, 2023
A three-day strike is planned by UTLA and SEIU Local 99 to shut down LAUSD schools. The unions accuse the district of illegal anti union activity and bad faith negotiations.
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