| Apr 29, 2015
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 9:08 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 4:30 AM
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.
| Apr 18, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 10:52 PM
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.
| Mar 3, 2015
| 10:44 PM
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,...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:20 AM
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...