| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:48 PM
George McKenna has the sort of resume that would appear to make him a natural frontrunner in an important contest this month for the Los Angeles Board of Education. He has five decades of experience as a local educator, much of it in key leadership...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:59 PM
It's bath, book and bed for 5-year-old Nathan Flores. No TV. His parents learned the importance of routine and reading when they began taking him to a local family literacy program two years ago.
Now, a sibling is on the way. Leslie Flores, Nathan's...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy opened the new school year Tuesday with a speech to administrators in which he urged them to eliminate the dropout rate, and then assigned each one a struggling student to look after.
Much of Deasy's talk at Garfield...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:45 PM
It's the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about the books she will need as a Cal State Dominguez Hills junior this fall.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:31 PM
The controversial president of Pasadena City College will retire at the end of the month, officials announced Thursday.
Mark W. Rocha will step down from his nearly $250,000-a-year job at the end of August, according to a statement from the college. The...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:13 PM
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Education appointed a new superintendent this week but will keep the current one on staff — at full pay.
Donald Austin, formerly an assistant superintendent of educational services at Huntington Beach Union High...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:51 PM
The way Gov. Jerry Brown sees it, California has upended the nation's practice of shortchanging the schools of poor and minority students.
"Those who have the biggest challenge, they need the most money," Brown told an American Federation of Teachers...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In Beverly Hills, high school students can take a U.S. history course for $798 this summer; in La Cañada Flintridge, Spanish is offered for $775, and in Arcadia, a creative writing course costs $605, plus a $25 registration fee.
While summer programs in...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:56 PM
UCLA has agreed to pay $500,000, including $350,000 in scholarships, to settle a claim by a prominent African American judge over alleged mistreatment and racial profiling by campus police during a traffic stop last year, officials announced Friday.