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  • Bill to speed firing of some public school teachers advances

     Bill to speed firing of some public school teachers advances
    A bill to hasten the dismissal of some public school teachers appears to be speeding into law, but it won't calm the furor unleashed last week when a judge threw out key job protections for California instructors. The faster process would apply to...
  • Charter school moving after paperwork snafu with L.A. Unified

    Citizens of the World Mar Vista elementary school bills itself as a place where students learn respect and an appreciation for different perspectives. But those lessons haven't moved much beyond the classroom, according to the school's administrators,...
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • L.A. school unions back separate candidates in Board of Education race

    L.A. school unions back separate candidates in Board of Education race
    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...
  • Property crimes drop after USC implements new safety measures

    Property crimes drop after USC implements new safety measures
    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...
  • California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down

    California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down
    The tenure and seniority system that has long protected California public school teachers, even ineffective ones, was struck down Tuesday in a court decision that could change hiring and firing policies nationwide. Los Angeles County Superior Court...
  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    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...
  • John Marshall High celebrates online academic decathlon championship

    John Marshall High celebrates online academic decathlon championship
    L.A.'s John Marshall High School celebrated winning the national online academic decathlon championship, with a rival team lending support.  At Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Wednesday night, board member Bennett Kayser and Marshall...
  • Suit alleges state isn't providing adequate education to some students

    Thousands of students in California miss out on days, weeks and even months of classroom instruction because of chaotic campuses, high teacher turnover and a severe lack of resources, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit, brought in Alameda...
  • Panel considers plan to keep San Francisco community college open

    Panel considers plan to keep San Francisco community college open
    San Francisco's only community college and its 80,000 students won a victory this week when a private panel announced new rules that could allow the troubled institution to remain open. The Novato-based Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior...
  • Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee

    For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, N.Y., and Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth shared the title after a riveting final round duel in which...