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  • An ill-considered mandate on school funding

    A stronger state economy, voter-approved temporary tax increases and new budget rules have helped drain some of the drama out of the Legislature's annual budget process. And with lawmakers now having completed that process on time for four consecutive...
  • Bill to speed firing of some public school teachers advances

     Bill to speed firing of some public school teachers advances
    A bill to hasten the dismissal of some public school teachers appears to be speeding into law, but it won't calm the furor unleashed last week when a judge threw out key job protections for California instructors. The faster process would apply to...
  • LAUSD reappoints member of bond oversight panel after uproar

    LAUSD reappoints member of bond oversight panel after uproar
    An effort to silence a critic of the Los Angeles school district's $1-billion technology program backfired Tuesday, when the Board of Education quietly returned him Tuesday to an oversight panel. The move by the school board to reappoint architect...
  • Some thoughts on teacher tenure

    Thank you to Sandy Banks for enumerating some of the possible outcomes of the Los Angeles County Superior Court decision invalidating teacher protection laws in California. ("Judge's ruling on teacher tenure sends a message to unions, reformers," Column,...
  • Obama in history textbooks

    The Times seems to take issue not with the substance of my bill on including Barack Obama's election as president in California's history textbooks but with the origin. ("A textbook case of meddling in California," Editorial, June 15) I agree that a...
  • Southern California school districts outperform state in cutting suspensions

    School districts in four of five Southern California counties outperformed the state average in reducing suspensions last year amid growing calls nationwide to find more effective ways to correct student misbehavior. Districts in Los Angeles, Riverside,...
  • Judge denies Occidental request to seal suit over expulsion

     Judge denies Occidental request to seal suit over expulsion
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge refused to seal portions of a lawsuit against Occidental College on Wednesday, denying such a request from attorneys for the liberal arts school. Lawyers for Occidental had asked Judge Luis A. Lavin to make...
  • Former L.A. Unified teacher sentenced in sex abuse case

    Former L.A. Unified teacher sentenced in sex abuse case
    A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher who sexually assaulted four girls, including a relative, was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison after being confronted in court by victims and their families. Robert Pimentel, who worked at...
  • UCLA professor strikes deal in lab fire case, avoids prison

    UCLA professor strikes deal in lab fire case, avoids prison
    UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran struck a deal with prosecutors Friday that all but frees him from criminal liability in the 2008 laboratory fire that killed a staff research assistant. Charged with four felony counts of willfully violating state...
  • Compton Community College trustees slowly regain influence

    Compton Community College trustees slowly regain influence
    Andres Ramos won his first race for public office when he was still a senior at USC in 2007, making the then-22-year-old among the youngest elected officials in California. But shortly after securing a seat on the Compton Community College District...
  • Tuition financial aid on the way for middle-class California families

    Tuition financial aid on the way for middle-class California families
    Some financial relief is in sight for thousands of middle-class students at California's public universities, under a new and unusual state program that will provide aid to families that earn up to $150,000 annually. Over the next month or so, an...