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  • Don't let the 1% control schools

    Bruce Reed, the president of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation who formerly served in the Obama administration and will focus on education, told Patt Morrison: "My general experience with political elected bodies is that the odds of them being...
  • Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

    Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race
    In next month's contest to lead the state's public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement. Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions,...
  • CdM officials investigate alleged 'prom draft'

    CdM officials investigate alleged 'prom draft'
    Sitting around a bowl, a group of Newport Beach high school boys took turns plucking folded papers with numbers written on them. The lower their number, the better their odds of landing a prom date with the girl of their choice. Casting aside the...
  • High-paid South Bay schools superintendent is put on leave

    High-paid South Bay schools superintendent is put on leave
    A South Bay schools superintendent who attracted scrutiny for his $674,559 pay was placed on administrative leave this week, pending an internal investigation. The Centinela Valley Union High School District board voted 5-0 to suspend Supt. Jose...
  • In crash's aftermath, efforts to find students lead to frustration

    In crash's aftermath, efforts to find students lead to frustration
    On some campuses, there were tears. On others, relief. But frustration was another overriding sentiment at many Southern California high schools Friday, as officials scrambled to pin down whether their students were aboard the ill-fated bus that crashed...
  • Garcetti shares 'back to basics' agenda in State of the City address

    Garcetti shares 'back to basics' agenda in State of the City address
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti presented a long and eclectic list of initiatives in his first State of the City address Thursday, promising to reinvigorate the city's major boulevards, cut taxes for businesses, put building records online and keep a...
  • L.A. teachers union chief ends reelection campaign

    L.A. teachers union chief ends reelection campaign
    Los Angeles teachers union President Warren Fletcher said he would no longer actively campaign for reelection, clearing the path for challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl to become the next leader of United Teachers Los Angeles. In the first round of voting in...
  • College Board offers a few glimpses into its redesigned SAT

    The College Board on Wednesday released sample questions and other materials for a redesigned SAT, promising a test that is grounded in students' real-world experiences and more focused on knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and careers....
  • Pelosi urges new review of troubled San Francisco city college

    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi called Tuesday for a new review of embattled City College of San Francisco, arguing that its accreditation loss would devastate thousands of students and the community. The demand from the San Francisco lawmaker is the...
  • Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts

    Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts
    California's public school districts could face difficult cutbacks if state officials move forward with a plan to bail out the retirement fund for teachers, officials and educators say, but even those painful steps may fall short of curing the pension...
  • L.A. Unified hires Rory Pullens as new head of arts education

    The leader of one of the nation's top arts high schools has accepted the job of leading arts education for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Rory Pullens, 56, has served as head of school and chief executive at the Duke Ellington School of the...