| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte was for the last several years on the losing side of the Los Angeles Unified school board. Her strong alliance with United Teachers Los Angeles and her dislike of most charter schools and of various reform efforts were at...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, the most veteran member of the Los Angeles Board of Education, has died, the L.A. Unified School District confirmed Thursday.
The 80-year-old retired administrator was the longtime principal at Washington Preparatory...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:03 AM
At least five students were hospitalized after a science experiment malfunctioned at a Watts charter high school on Tuesday.
A physics teacher at Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy asked his students to estimate the speed of a marble that was being...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:36 PM
In Cudahy, parents collected more than 600 signatures demanding a new principal. In Culver City, they fought attempts to unionize classroom aides and formed a group that elected a school board majority.
In Los Angeles, parents are organizing for more...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:10 PM
L.A. Unified accused state education officials Monday of “shortchanging” the school district’s impoverished students, saying they could be prevented from receiving all of the estimated $200 million due them under a new school funding...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:15 PM
It would seem Robert J. Moreau, a computer animation teacher who struggled for grants to set up a lab, would be among the first to applaud the $1-billion iPad program in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
But he's not.
| Nov 28, 2013
One hundred and fifty years ago, with the country still torn by civil war, President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for all Americans to observe a common day "of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." That'...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:46 PM
If you plan to attend the Los Angeles school board meeting today, you might want to pack a lunch. And a dinner. And maybe even a pillow.
If the last two meetings are any measure, we're heading back to the bad old days of L.A. Unified, when battling...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Mark Berndt, the teacher who committed lewd acts against nearly two dozen Los Angeles schoolchildren, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison after facing the parents of his victims, many of whom berated him for stealing the innocence of their...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:27 PM
The savory smell of nutmeg and cinnamon wafts through the Azusa bakery, where dozens of workers in blue gloves and hairnets cook up L.A. Unified's newest star product. The "Glorious Morning" muffin is chewy and moist, packed with whole wheat, raisins...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
MECCA, Calif. — Year after year the trucks rolled in, dumping loads of sewage sludge and contaminated dirt at a soil-recycling plant in this tiny desert community.
Thousands of deliveries were dutifully recorded in a state database. Anyone who...
| Nov 22, 2013
Re "Hidden costs in iPad program," Nov. 20
The Los Angeles Unified School District's effort to give an Apple iPad to each student is a noble idea gone horribly wrong in its implementation. The latest snafu is the revelation that the educational software...