| Apr 17, 2015
| 5:57 PM
James Baumann, a key member of the Illinois State Board of Education, formally resigned this week, citing concerns about the unusual way the new state school superintendent was chosen.
There was no national search and only one candidate, he said.
| Apr 17, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project.
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:06 PM
It's the best thing ever for Fernando Sanchez and Jorge Zepeda, two cousins who attend Granada Hills Charter High School. Better than goat meat tacos. Better than movies with friends. Better even, they say, than "League of Legends" — the uber-...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 1:55 PM
Tony Smith — a charismatic but sometimes unpopular leader who closed struggling public schools, butted heads with teachers unions and created more privately run charter schools in California — was hired Wednesday as Illinois' new state...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:39 PM
The third-quarter honor roll has been released for the Norridge District 80's two elementary schools.
James Giles School
Sixth grade: Isabella Baran, Dominik Bilba, Ross Bloecker, Santino Camillo, Hensi Dauti, Makarem Diab, Rosa Dicosola, Angelina...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:35 PM
The Illinois State Board of Education is expected to consider a change of leadership this week, taking steps to hire a new superintendent to oversee one of the largest state school systems in the country.
ISBE board members will review a "severance...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 4:00 AM
In a residence hall at UCLA, 84 students share a floor dedicated to cutting waste and preserving the environment: They take five-minute showers, they compost and recycle, they goad each other to turn out the lights and, through a grant, they purchased...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:43 PM
What's the difference between growing up in an affluent family and growing up poor in America?
Yes, upper-middle-class kids have more money. But they also have more attentive parents, stable families, good teachers — and even more friends and...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 8:05 PM
Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videotaped racist chants, SAE chapters in California were involved in numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 2:30 AM
It was a simple question: What do you study? But UCLA doctoral candidate Oscar Campos started to give anything but a simple answer — he talked about cells and biology and how his research related to cancer but that he wasn't technically a cancer...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:33 PM
UC Irvine students Prasoon Saurabh and Jinfeng Li both hang U.S. flags in their apartments. Saurabh, a 26-year-old graduate student in chemistry, also hangs flags from Ecuador, Argentina, Germany, France, Brazil, China and other countries to celebrate the...