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  • L.A. Unified exemplifies the forces that stifle public school reform

    L.A. Unified exemplifies the forces that stifle public school reform
    By now, Los Angeles Unified was supposed to be the technological model for big-city school systems. All of its pupils would have iPads, teachers could access student data with the click of a mouse, and parents could check their children's attendance and...
  • Mexico's president thanks California leaders for welcoming immigrants

    Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto thanked California's leaders Tuesday for welcoming immigrants from his country — even those who came illegally — as he capped his first official trip to the United States. California's policies, which...
  • Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer

    Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer
    The former Los Angeles schools official under scrutiny for his role in the district's $1.3-billion iPad program defended himself Thursday, saying that he did not improperly steer the contract to a company that once employed him. Former Deputy Supt....
  • L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson

    L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson
    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy on Tuesday issued his most extensive and passionate defense yet of his actions involving Apple and Pearson, the companies that received the major contract in a $1.3-billion technology program. He asserted that he did...
  • After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher

    After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher
    Dave Clark left a sign-up sheet in the teachers' lounge at Jaime Escalante Elementary School, in a spot typically reserved for mundane announcements or the holiday potluck list. It was a quiet plea on behalf of his wife, a fellow sixth-grade teacher,...
  • Analysis finds California students attend school more than U.S. peers

    California students attend school more consistently than most of their U.S. peers, and such attendance directly relates to better performance on national math and reading tests, a new analysis has found. The analysis by Attendance Works, a San Francisco...
  • Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

    Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how...
  • On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech

    On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech
    Derek Bolin salvaged history in the living room of his Los Angeles apartment, digitizing dozens of reels of audio recordings of important — and rarely heard — speeches given at UCLA during the political and social unrest of the 1960s. Bolin,...
  • San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress

    San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress
    As a candidate in the 51st Congressional District, Stephen Meade's politics are a problem. He's a conservative Republican in a district where voter registration is more than 2-to-1 Democratic. The district is 70% Latino, but Meade does not speak...
  • Compton Unified policy on rifles draws criticism but isn't unusual

    At a quiet July school board meeting, Compton school police chief William Wu matter-of-factly explained that his officers would need AR-15 semiautomatic rifles to adequately protect students and staff from a heavily armed shooter if such a nightmare...
  • For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better

    For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better
    At Cal State Stanislaus, computer science faculty maintain a small library of textbooks so students don't have to buy them. Chico State history professor Susan Green invites former students to sell their used textbooks to new arrivals on the first day...