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  • Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory

     Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory
    In this week's election for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, one side had deep pockets and extensive political connections; the other side had people such as Orley Frost Jr. Frost, 50, said he remembers the winner — George McKenna...
  • UCLA faces federal probe of alleged sexual misconduct

    UCLA faces federal probe of alleged sexual misconduct
    UCLA has been added to a list of schools that are subjects of Title IX sexual misconduct investigations, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed Wednesday. The Westwood university joins 75 other postsecondary institutions on the list, including UC...
  • McKenna wins key L.A. school board seat, according to unofficial results

    McKenna wins key L.A. school board seat, according to unofficial results
    Veteran school administrator George McKenna won his bid for a key seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education besting political newcomer Alex Johnson, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night. With all precincts reporting, McKenna claimed...
  • L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase

     L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase
    Rachel Harris woke up at 6 a.m after making sure to get a good night's sleep. Million Reneau got decked out in a new plaid shirt. And their fifth-grade classmates at Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles also showed up fresh-faced, with neat braids...
  • A record number of out-of-state students brings windfall for UC system

    A record number of out-of-state students brings windfall for UC system
    The University of California system is expected to enroll a record number of out-of-state students this fall — and will receive millions of dollars in return. More than a fifth of all UC freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington,...
  • L.A. literacy program unites families, boosts kids' reading skills

    L.A. literacy program unites families, boosts kids' reading skills
    It's bath, book and bed for 5-year-old Nathan Flores. No TV. His parents learned the importance of routine and reading when they began taking him to a local family literacy program two years ago. Now, a sibling is on the way. Leslie Flores, Nathan's...
  • One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity

    One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity
    A short walk from the fast-food drive-throughs, taco joints and doughnut shops lining Hawaiian Gardens' palm-tree-dotted main drag, a classroom of energetic kindergartners begins a well-rehearsed routine. Jutting their thumbs down and contorting their...
  • Palos Verdes schools hire new superintendent, keep old one on staff

    Palos Verdes schools hire new superintendent, keep old one on staff
    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Education appointed a new superintendent this week but will keep the current one on staff — at full pay. Donald Austin, formerly an assistant superintendent of educational services at Huntington Beach Union High...
  • Pasadena City College president is leaving after rocky tenure

    Pasadena City College president is leaving after rocky tenure
    The controversial president of Pasadena City College will retire at the end of the month, officials announced Thursday. Mark W. Rocha will step down from his nearly $250,000-a-year job at the end of August, according to a statement from the college. The...
  • UC online applications available 3 months earlier this year

    UC online applications available 3 months earlier this year
    Russia to the United States, character dancing to folk dancing, competitive ballroom to jazz, hip-hop and ballet — these are the themes that 16-year-old Annie Novikov hopes to weave into the life narrative she's writing for applications to the...
  • Deasy opens school year with campaign against dropping out

    Deasy opens school year with campaign against dropping out
    Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy opened the new school year Tuesday with a speech to administrators in which he urged them to eliminate the dropout rate, and then assigned each one a struggling student to look after. Much of Deasy's talk at Garfield...