After community activists alleged a continuing education class for Los Angeles public school teachers was biased against Israel, a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) official has contradicted them, reporting the class free of bias.

"My staff did not observe evidence of the concerns raised about the course," Acting Superintendent Vivian Ekchian wrote in a letter to the school board.

Complaints about the two-day teachers course reached board members after Linda Cone, a retired schoolteacher from Orange County, attended the first session of "Learning About Islam and the Arab World" on Oct. 14.

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