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  • Department of Education cracks down on Illinois for lack of science exam

    Department of Education cracks down on Illinois for lack of science exam
    In the latest controversy over state exams, Illinois is in hot water with the federal government for not administrating statewide science tests this school year. Failure to give the exams is a violation of the law, according to a stern letter from the...
  • Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

    Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math
    During first period at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Monica Casillas asked her students to line up in order by height so she could organize a human representation of a "box-and-whisker" plot. As they filed into place — most boys...
  • Nonprofit hopes $25,000 prize lures L.A. schools' District 5 voters

    Nonprofit hopes $25,000 prize lures L.A. schools' District 5 voters
    A nonprofit voter group has a plan to turn around traditionally abysmal turnout for a key election to the Los Angeles Board of Education: It's going to pay one lucky voter $25,000. Those who cast ballots in the race for District 5 in the May 19 election...
  • California parents are ill-informed about school reforms, poll finds

    California parents are ill-informed about school reforms, poll finds
    California has ushered in new academic standards, statewide testing and school finance reform in recent years, but the majority of public-school parents remain ill-informed about them, a new poll has found. In an effort to promote deeper understanding...
  • L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise

    L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise
    The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to back a tentative labor agreement that would give teachers a 10% raise over two years — their first pay increase in eight years. The agreement would fund smaller classes and...
  • Experts disagree whether earning a college degree is worth the expense

    Experts disagree whether earning a college degree is worth the expense
    Many high school seniors and their parents are in the throes of deciding which college to attend and figuring out how to pay for it. The biggest question for those in the freshman applicant pool is where to enroll, not whether to go at all. Yet behind...
  • Senior L.A. Unified official will head Burbank school district

    Senior L.A. Unified official will head Burbank school district
    A senior Los Angeles school district official who is closely associated with that system's recent successes and failures will be the next leader of the Burbank Unified School District. Matt Hill, 38, was selected Thursday night on a 4-0 vote by the...
  • Classes that go off the grid help students focus

    Classes that go off the grid help students focus
    USC professor Geoffrey Cowan is a scholar of free speech and communication. But Cowan, the former dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, insists that students sometimes should be cut off from the social media and websites that...
  • Election sets stage for L.A. Unified battle

    Over the last few months, Los Angeles teachers union leaders have racked up a series of victories. They worked to push out Supt. John Deasy, elect a friendly candidate to the school board and win a ruling against a new evaluation system. But after...
  • Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big

    Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big
    When Eric Garcetti won the 2013 mayoral election, he did so without the financial backing of Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southwest. As a company that held contracts worth more than $100,000 with the city,...
  • L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows

    L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows
    A push by backers of charter schools to have a bigger voice on the Los Angeles Board of Education appears to have paid off, according to early election returns in three contested races. The campaign was marked by the emergence of a charter group as...