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  • Newton: The impact of the 'parent trigger'

    Newton: The impact of the 'parent trigger'
    This is what the revolution looks like: It's a rally in Lynwood where parents demand the right to exercise their power to shape their children's future; it's a dozen residents in a South-Central apartment gathering to compare notes on the failing elementary school a few blocks away; it's parents comparing notes at a Pasadena community center and discovering that not a single one of that city's high schools scored a desired goal of 800 on California's Academic Performance Index. And it's lots and lots of T-shirts with messages.
  • Newton: Supt. Deasy, head of the class

    Newton: Supt. Deasy, head of the class
    Of all the jobs in Southern California, it's hard to think of one that is harder to do well than serving as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The mission — to educate hundreds of thousands of young people of varying...

    Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa

    Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa
    First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...

    Newton: Greuel's hot hand

    Newton: Greuel's hot hand
    It's still very, very early in the campaign to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, but right now, it's City Controller Wendy Greuel who's playing the hot hand. The only independent poll shows her in a tie with City Council President Eric Garcetti and...

    Jim Newton: Tackling the truth in Compton

    Jim Newton: Tackling the truth in Compton
    It is a source of fierce shame and more than a little defensiveness in Compton that the area's lone bastion of higher education, Compton Community College, lost its accreditation in 2005 after officials absconded with public money and the district came up...