| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Armando Villa and a group of fraternity pledge brothers set out for their hike Monday night, climbing a trail at the edge of Angeles National Forest barefoot. They left their cellphones behind, carrying only some water.
But Tuesday, as the sun beat down...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Fortunately for some high school seniors, it's not a huge problem if they forget their password when they're applying to college online; their school counselor keeps them in a little gray box on her bookshelf.
By no means is this the only measure Andrea...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:15 PM
As a boy, 16-year-old Miles Johnson's father taught him about the power of compound interest: If he had money and put it away, it would grow so that one day he'd be able to buy something he really wanted.
Steadily contributing to his savings account, he...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:29 PM
While some California legislators hope to implement a statewide ethnic-studies curriculum in coming years, one school district has decided not to wait.
For students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, ethnic studies are now required.
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:24 PM
The 20 or so students are scribbling intently, heads bent over paper in the Cal State Fullerton classroom, when time is up: "Take a deep breath; you survived your first college writing assignment," English instructor Rachel David tells them.
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The two largest school employee unions in Los Angeles are on different sides of a key Board of Education race, as they maneuver for leverage over pay raises, job security and other matters.
United Teachers Los Angeles opted last week for retired...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
USC officials are attributing a drop in property crimes at the university to security measures put in place following an on-campus Halloween night shooting that left four teenagers wounded two years ago.
The biggest factor in the reduction, officials...
| May 26, 2014
| 4:57 PM
As of Tuesday, Los Angeles teachers suspended amid misconduct investigations will be allowed to remain at home rather than report during the workday to district offices — known within the profession as "teacher jails."
The change, ordered by L.A....
| May 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On an ocean-facing hillside with stunning views of Monterey Bay, Douglas Shaw circulates among thousands of strawberry plants he has helped to breed and grow. But the man who is considered California's most esteemed strawberry expert declines to choose...
| May 28, 2014
| 9:59 PM
The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates.
The special election is being called to...