| 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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:40 PM
A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to yank as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from districts that don't administer a new state exam to students.
A dramatic letter to school...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 9:20 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that they are making progress in their unusual two-person effort examining the spending and funding of UC but offered no concrete details on whether they are nearing a compromise on...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
While attending Pierce College last fall, Edward Galan ate lunch most days at food trucks that gathered in the school's parking lot.
"I mixed in some barbecue and chicken sometimes, but it was mainly cheeseburgers and fries," said Galan, who estimated...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:43 PM
What's the difference between growing up in an affluent family and growing up poor in America?
Yes, upper-middle-class kids have more money. But they also have more attentive parents, stable families, good teachers — and even more friends and...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 8:05 PM
Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videotaped racist chants, SAE chapters in California were involved in numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 10:15 PM
Teachers at the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles have launched a drive to unionize, a move that could alter the path of school reform in the city.
Charter schools, which are independently managed and publicly funded, have grown rapidly...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:33 PM
UC Irvine students Prasoon Saurabh and Jinfeng Li both hang U.S. flags in their apartments. Saurabh, a 26-year-old graduate student in chemistry, also hangs flags from Ecuador, Argentina, Germany, France, Brazil, China and other countries to celebrate the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:50 PM
The launch of new state exams in most school districts this week signaled a historic shift in how and when Illinois public school students are tested. It also spurred rebellion and confusion in the Chicago area and pockets downstate, even as some...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:10 PM
As demonstrators arrived on the UC Irvine campus this week to decry a short-lived decision to ban all flags from an obscure campus lobby, dozens of students hung back in the shadows.
Dressed in dark clothing, they talked softly about the hostility and...