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  • L.A. Unified food guru David Binkle is pulled from job

    L.A. Unified food guru David Binkle is pulled from job
    In the last five years, Los Angeles Unified has won national acclaim — including praise from First Lady Michelle Obama — for its bold initiatives to transform school food from fatty meals to more healthful fare. But the man who led much of...
  • Election sets stage for L.A. Unified battle

    Over the last few months, Los Angeles teachers union leaders have racked up a series of victories. They worked to push out Supt. John Deasy, elect a friendly candidate to the school board and win a ruling against a new evaluation system. But after...
  • Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big

    Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big
    When Eric Garcetti won the 2013 mayoral election, he did so without the financial backing of Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southwest. As a company that held contracts worth more than $100,000 with the city,...
  • L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows

    L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows
    A push by backers of charter schools to have a bigger voice on the Los Angeles Board of Education appears to have paid off, according to early election returns in three contested races. The campaign was marked by the emergence of a charter group as...
  • State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test

    State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test
    A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to yank as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from districts that don't administer a new state exam to students. A dramatic letter to school...
  • Bonds should not pay for iPad curriculum, new L.A. Unified head says

    Bonds should not pay for iPad curriculum, new L.A. Unified head says
    Newly installed Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines said he opposes using construction bond money to pay for curriculum on student computers, raising new questions about the future of the system's controversial $1.3-billion technology project....
  • Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance

    Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance
    Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground's asphalt. "We need new stuff," sixth-grader Damian Rattler said recently while sitting in a...
  • UC president, Gov. Brown to jointly review university finances

    UC president, Gov. Brown to jointly review university finances
    Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano, who have butted heads over proposed tuition increases, are expected to team up next week as a rare two-person committee to review the 10-campus system's spending patterns, graduation rates and pension...
  • Judge says accrediting panel denied San Francisco college a fair review

    Judge says accrediting panel denied San Francisco college a fair review
    In revoking the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, a private commission violated the law in ways that denied the 80,000-student school a fair hearing, a judge tentatively ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow directed the San...
  • The nuts and bolts of Obama's community college plan

    The nuts and bolts of Obama's community college plan
    The rumors started early last week. President Obama had been outlining his goals for the last two years of his presidency and had long been interested in improving students' access to college. The president was scheduled to go to Knoxville, Tenn., on...
  • 'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges

    'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges
    Steve Crawford recently graduated from the mortuary science program at Cypress College in Orange County. If he passes state tests, he could get a job in a coroner's office, which was once his dream job. But Crawford has decided he might want to work...