| Dec 20, 2009
Altair Maine said he was so little supervised in his first few years of teaching at North Hollywood High School that he could "easily have shown a movie in class every day and earned tenure nonetheless."
Before second-grade teacher Kimberly Patterson...
| May 13, 2010
| 5:08 AM
LOS ANGELES -- A superior court judge has issued an injunction to block district-mandated layoffs at three Los Angeles Unified middle schools.
The ruling specifically affects three low income schools: Samuel Gompers, John Liechty and Edwin Markham middle...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 8:30 PM
John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district.
| Dec 15, 2010
| 11:45 AM
SOUTH LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) - An investigation and home video recording by the watchdog web site reelurbannews.com reveals that a Watts gas station near a middle school is selling drug paraphernalia.
The web site's investigation reveals that the ARCO gas...
| Aug 14, 2010
| 6:18 PM
"There she is, Miss America." Well, sort of.
It's actually Miss Newport Beach, who will be anointed and appointed in the third annual Newport Beach Pageant, which takes place Aug. 29 on the good ship Endeavor in Newport Harbor, which is nowhere near...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 1:03 PM
Trains and Metro not running. Flights delayed or canceled in and out of De Gaulle and Orly. Massive traffic jams. That's a distinct possibility for France over the coming months, possibly in other European countries as well. Does that mean you shouldn't...
| May 5, 2011
| 5:00 PM
If you are reading this between 8 a.m. and noon today, you probably are not an AP U.S. History student.
But could you be? We’ll see.
For just over three hours today, students who are attempting to earn Advanced Placement credit in U.S. History...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Longtime Los Angeles Teachers Union leader A.J. Duffy has changed his mind. He’s fought against charter schools, but now he’s starting his own; he’s protected tenure but now wants it easier to fire bad teachers, even to limit the...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 12:02 AM
A new list of academically troubled New York City schools is out, and while parents and students citywide are wondering what their school's fate is, the new list is hitting one neighborhood particularly hard.
The building that houses Wadleigh High School...
| Dec 4, 2011
For many Americans, the holidays mean tipping. There are gifts for the newspaper carrier, the postal worker, the baby sitter. And now, here's a holiday tip for you — 10 facts a-leaping:
1 The nation's best tippers dine in New Orleans, leaving an...
| Oct 1, 2008
On the morning of Oct. 1, 1910, shortly after 1 a.m., a series of explosions rocked the Los Angeles Times building. An entire six-floor wing of the stone structure was thrown free of its foundation. Then all at once the building's south wall, the Broadway...