| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:09 AM
With his parents' permission, 11-year-old Sam Morgan skipped the new state exam called PARCC this month — the only sixth-grader at Libertyville's Highland Middle School who refused to take the controversial test.
Little did he know what would come...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 7:28 PM
Helicopter flight training companies were able to collect tens of millions of dollars a year through a loophole in the latest GI Bill in part because officials didn't enforce laws aimed at preventing abuse of veteran education benefits, according to...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 9:25 PM
Military veterans and their dependents who are UC students will be able to pay lower in-state tuition even if they otherwise are not eligible, the UC regents decided Thursday.
The move came primarily in response to a federal law enacted last year that...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:00 AM
For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take.
But when the current...
| 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 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:44 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano, who have butted heads over proposed tuition increases, are expected to team up next week as a rare two-person committee to review the 10-campus system's spending patterns, graduation rates and pension...