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  • Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy

    Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy
    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship members say they just want to spread the word, to provide a welcoming space for believers and non-believers alike on college campuses that sometimes can seem cold and isolating. But because it requires its leaders to...
  • New downtown L.A. boarding school aims to enhance culture, education

    New downtown L.A. boarding school aims to enhance culture, education
    The elevator doors slide open on the 11th Floor, and Annie Chau, 14, walks down a plush carpeted hallway, a backpack slung over her shoulder. She pushes open a door to reveal a lushly appointed dining room with a sweeping view of the downtown Los...
  • Tracking system glitches affected special needs students, report says

    Problems with the Los Angeles Unified School District's new student tracking system led to widespread difficulties in identifying special needs students and placing them in the right programs, according to a court-appointed monitor's report released...
  • California Middle Class Scholarship grants are still available

    California Middle Class Scholarship grants are still available
    In a surprising and somewhat embarrassing situation, administrators of California's new Middle Class Scholarship program last month awarded only about half the $107 million available. But on Wednesday, officials announced that they were extending...
  • LAUSD's student information system becomes a technological disaster

    LAUSD's student information system becomes a technological disaster
    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...
  • Proposed fixes for Jefferson High include more classes, longer days

    Proposed fixes for Jefferson High include more classes, longer days
    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...
  • Deasy's inaction on Jefferson High fiasco is shocking

    Deasy's inaction on Jefferson High fiasco is shocking
    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...
  • Education Secretary Duncan talks tech with L.A. Unified's Cortines

    Education Secretary Duncan talks tech with L.A. Unified's Cortines
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a brief visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday, met with newly installed L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines to talk about local technology problems and the state of local schools. Duncan's visit coincided with...
  • UC leaders consider limiting out-of-state enrollment

    UC leaders consider limiting out-of-state enrollment
    The University of California is beginning to have second thoughts about its highly successful effort to bring more out-of-state students onto its campuses. In a bid to boost revenue, the system five years ago began to aggressively recruit students...
  • Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.

    Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.
    John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off. And Deasy's departure as...
  • On his first day, Cortines feels a 'sense of urgency' at L.A. Unified

    On his first day, Cortines feels a 'sense of urgency' at L.A. Unified
    Ramon C. Cortines' first day in his latest tour at the helm of Los Angeles Unified started in a familiar fashion: early, with his first meeting at 7 a.m. That was practically indolent for Cortines, who is known to schedule meetings for 6 a.m. But on...