| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look.
In an effort to make students from...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 5:41 PM
With a few taps on a computer keyboard, a student's entire school history from kindergarten to high school graduation was supposed to show up on the screen. That perfect score on a third-grade spelling test, that trip to the principal's office for talking...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Students at Jefferson High are likely to have expanded course offerings and longer school days to address massive scheduling problems that resulted in lost instruction time this fall, officials have confirmed.
A judge this week ordered state officials...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:55 PM
John Deasy notched what he considers a win this week, when an Oakland judge ordered state education officials to rescue students trapped in chaos and dysfunction at Jefferson High in South Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Unified superintendent called the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:50 PM
For weeks, Armani Richards sat in the Jefferson High School auditorium waiting to be assigned classes for his senior year. The student body president wanted to enroll in subjects that would help him pursue a career in chemistry or computer science....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Local officials on Wednesday announced a milestone -- $36 million in federal grants -- for an ambitious program to provide a full range of social and education services to students and their families in several neighborhoods.
The effort is called...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:21 PM
As the Board of Education mulls his fate, beleaguered Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy finds himself at the center of another dispute with his bosses, this time over his involvement in a lawsuit that criticizes district schools and policies.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:50 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The ideal college life probably includes hanging out with friends and learning from interesting professors, but not frustrating campus traffic and limited parking.
However, the closer you are to campus, the closer you are to all the enjoyable college...