| Sep 20, 2013
The Los Angeles Unified School District did the right thing by setting some new requirements for "parent trigger" petitions for school reform. But the small changes a local district can make don't go nearly far enough to amend a sloppily written and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A former El Sereno Elementary School teacher accused of molesting three former students was arrested on sexual battery and lewd acts on children in 2010, but the charges were dropped because of a lack of evidence, authorities said Thursday.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Three former students of an El Sereno Elementary School teacher sued the Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday, charging that the teacher molested them.
L.A. Unified confirmed that it had moved to fire the teacher, Armando Gonzalez, in 2012...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The nation's second-largest public school district is dealing with a few disciplinary problems of late, but it's not the students I'm talking about.
It's the grown-ups.
Members of the L.A. Unified administration think new school board President...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:36 AM
More than 600,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students returned to class Tuesday after summer break and were greeted with enhanced security measures, new disciplinary rules and expanded health services.
The new safety programs follow in the wake...
| Jun 12, 2013
Many factors are relevant in determining how much the state should spend to provide a child with an "adequate" public education, but this is not one of them: whether the child lives in an area that was largely agricultural during the early 1970s. Yet...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Unified School District is in a period of possibly rocky transition. Newly elected school board member Monica Ratliff takes her seat at the meeting Tuesday; her arrival changes the balance of power on the board. Erstwhile Mayor Antonio...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Three community groups and a Board of Education member have come to the defense of L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy after the teachers union released a member survey giving him low marks.
The groups said the Los Angeles Unified School District has made...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The new Los Angeles City Council members have taken their seats, elected their leader and — and promptly left for their summer recess. They won't be back until July 19.
And that's fine. The council won't be at full strength anyway until after July...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:18 PM
L.A. County prosecutors have charged 13 employees in four of the region's most financially strapped school districts with stealing thousands of textbooks for a book buyer, who allegedly paid them $200,000 in bribes.
A 37-page indictment unsealed...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:56 AM
A deal in the works in the California Legislature would bring the current system of standardized tests to an immediate halt, clearing the way for a new way of assessing the state's 3.3 million students, officials said Wednesday.
Under a compromise,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:30 PM
California education officials have identified 242 schools statewide where students posted standardized test-related images on social-networking sites — 16 of which included exam questions or answers that could be deemed as cheating violations....