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  • L.A. Unified reports big rise in its graduation rate

    L.A. Unified reports big rise in its graduation rate
    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday reported a huge rise in its graduation rate, but left out the students most at risk of not making it to commencement ceremonies. The district's graduation rate of 77% for the 2013-14 school year was 12...
  • Why can't the grown-ups get it right on education?

     Why can't the grown-ups get it right on education?
    In its most basic form, the idea is pretty simple. The bell rings, students file into class, and teachers share knowledge and tap into natural curiosity. But the grown-ups just can't seem to get their side of things right in public education. School...
  • State may be forced to intervene in Jefferson High scheduling issues

    State may be forced to intervene in Jefferson High scheduling issues
    Civil rights organizations asked a judge Thursday to order the state Education Department to remedy problems at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles, where attorneys say some students have languished for nearly eight weeks without the appropriate...
  • Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows

    Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows
    The number of sex crimes reported at some California colleges rose in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the schools. The annual disclosures are mandated under the Clery Act, which calls for colleges and universities...
  • L.A. school board authorizes talks on departure agreement with Deasy

    L.A. school board authorizes talks on departure agreement with Deasy
    The Los Angeles Board of Education has authorized its attorneys to discuss terms of a possible departure agreement with schools Supt. John Deasy, The Times has learned. The move was made in a specially called closed session Tuesday, but it was not...
  • Occidental College rifts mar progress on handling of sex cases, report says

    Occidental College rifts mar progress on handling of sex cases, report says
    Occidental College, under federal investigation for its handling of sexual assault complaints, has taken "sincere and significant" steps to improve its practices but is riven by bitter campus divisions that jeopardize future progress, according to an...
  • L.A. school officials order review of every senior's transcript

    L.A. school officials order review of every senior's transcript
    Reacting to ongoing problems with a new computerized student data system, Los Angeles school district officials have ordered a review of every senior's transcript and brought in counselors and administrators to ensure those records won't hurt students'...
  • Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy

    Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy
    Local business and civic leaders are calling on the Los Angeles Board of Education to retain Supt. John Deasy, hoping to head off potential action by a board majority that is unhappy with him. The school board is scheduled to meet behind closed doors...
  • In this innovative kindergarten class, A is for 'Action!'

    In this innovative kindergarten class, A is for 'Action!'
    The palm trees are made of construction paper, the waves of shiny fabric. The actors wear straw hats, sunglasses and loud Hawaiian shirts. They lean back in lawn chairs, legs too short to touch the ground. One holds a goblet, the other a picture book....
  • School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy's evaluation

    School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy's evaluation
    The Board of Education began deliberations Tuesday on the evaluation of Supt. John Deasy, who has come under fire for his handling of a $1.3-billion effort to provide iPads to all students and for what critics call an autocratic, ineffective leadership...
  • Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy

    Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed two bills aimed at curbing truancy and absenteeism among California students. The bills, part of a package proposed by state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and several lawmakers, would have required school boards and...