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Stuart Timmons

The saga of a toxic school

"I'd send my kid to Jefferson." Mary McDaniel, a personable physician, looks directly at you, concerned but confident. She's talking about Jefferson New Middle School, the first junior high the Los Angeles Unified School District has opened in 30 years, and currently its most controversial campus. For a year, concerns......

School Board Fires

For nearly 30 minutes, embattled schools safety director Hamid Arabzadeh voiced the most explosive allegations heard in school-district headquarters for some time. He talked of district employees being on the take, of widespread mismanagement by district officials and of safety lapses that could well cost lives. School-board members listened intently,......

School Board Fires Hamid Arabzadeh

Charges of endangered public and student health rang out at last week's hearing that preceded the dismissal of L.A. Unified's safety director, Hamid Arabzadeh. Not present, however, were half a dozen district staff members, some of whom attested in writing to the matter Arabzadeh was officially fired over: his management......
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