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Miramonte School Scandal

$27 Million For Kids Allegedly Fed Teacher's Bodily Fluids

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 11.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified has paid out more than $27 million to settle claims by nearly five dozen children who allege they were molested by former Miramont...

Insurance Coverage For Molestation?

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 08.31.2013 | Los Angeles

Facing multimillion dollar sex-abuse settlements, Los Angeles Unified signed contracts Friday to buy five liability insurance policies for the next fi...

LAUSD Launching New Site About Massive Miramonte Settlement

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 08.26.2013 | Los Angeles

Having already agreed to pay $30 million to settle about 60 claims related to the Miramonte Elementary sex-abuse scandal, the Los Angeles Unified Scho...

LAUSD's New Parental Notification Policy Won't Prevent Another Miramonte

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.30.2012 | Los Angeles

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced a new mandate that schools notify all parents within 72 hours if a teacher is r...

WATCH: Why Did A Dozen Kids Mutilate Themselves In Class?

Posted 03.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Last week, at least one dozen 5th grade students at Normandie Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif. intentionally mutilated themselves with ...

Villaraigosa: Let's Make Firing Teachers Easier

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lobbied Gov. Jerry Brown this week to make it easier for the Los Angeles Unified School District to fire teache...

WATCH: A Hyper-Vigilant School District Bans Blindfolding & Butter On Crackers

Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Blindfolding has been officially banned in the Los Angeles Unified School District in an effort to be hyper-vigilant after teacher Mark Berndt alleged...

Andrea Long Chavez

Miramonte Sex-Abuse Case Unifies South Los Angeles Community | Andrea Long Chavez | Posted 02.27.2012 | Latino Voices

In a lounge bar and restaurant south of Downtown Los Angeles, about fifty people met on a Saturday night and watched comedian and fellow-alum Adrian "...

HUGE Disconnect Between District And State In Miramonte Scandal

AP | Posted 02.17.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Unified School District says it broke a state law by waiting a year to tell a teacher-credentialing agency that it was ...

The Miramonte School Conspiracy of Silence

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 04.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

It is an involuntary code of silence that threatens to hamper the investigation into the Miramonte scandal, based on the fear that the parents have expressed in going to the police because they fear immigration consequences.

Meet Miramonte's New Princpal

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Perhaps the most important member of Miramonte Elementary's brand-new staff is the new principal, 66-year-old Dolores Palacio. Her immediate goal is t...

Paid $40,000 By LAUSD To Resign

AP | Posted 04.11.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The decision to pay $40,000 to a former third-grade teacher who has been charged with committing lewd acts on students was the most imm...

Why Miramonte Was The Perfect Stalking Ground For Child Sex Abusers | Posted 04.11.2012 | Crime

Miramonte Elementary, the site of the Los Angeles school sex abuse scandal may have been the perfect place for an abuser to prey on vulnerable, disadv...

Anna Almendrala

'Nothing More Than A Cheap Media Stunt' | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Tensions have finally erupted between old adversaries in the wake of a burgeoning molestation scandal at Miramonte Elementary School. After weeks of a...

Miramonte Abuse Prompts Awkward Talks for Parents

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 02.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Sinister allegations of abuse by at least two teachers in a Los Angeles school have forced awkward discussions as parents warn youngste...

Miramonte's New Teachers

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 04.10.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — School got off to a rough start Thursday with students returning to class for the first time since their entire elementary school ...

UPDATE: 200 More Photos Discovered In Case Against Mark Berndt

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG and GREG RISLING | Posted 04.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The scandal embroiling an elementary school where two teachers were arrested last week on lewdness charges widened Wednesday with ...

Second Teacher Removed From Miramonte Is Charged With Lewd Acts

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors have filed a lewd-acts complaint against the second of two teachers removed from a Los Angeles-area elementary school, and ...

Anna Almendrala

Entire Miramonte School Staff Replaced Following Sex Scandal | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Miramonte Elementary students will be returning to a completely different school on Thursday after their two-day hiatus from the classroom. All of the...

Children Should Be Seen and Heard

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 04.06.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Saying "You shouldn't feel that way" or "Oh c'mon, that didn't scare you" teaches a child not to trust his own feelings and perceptions. In order to pay attention to his gut, a child's feelings must be honored.

L.A. School Reeling After Arrest Of 2nd Teacher In Sex Scandal

AP | By ROBERT JABLON | Posted 02.05.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- A bizarre case at an inner-city elementary school where a teacher was charged with taking bondage-style photographs of children has exp...

Could Cameras In The Classroom Prevent Sexual Abuse?

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.04.2012 | Los Angeles

-- A Los Angeles teacher is accused of taping his young students' mouths shut, blindfolding them and placing a giant cockroach on their faces. All of...

AGAIN? Second Teacher Arrested After Accusations Surface

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 04.04.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A second teacher at an inner-city elementary school where a teacher is accused of committing lewd acts on 23 children was arrested...