| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:10 PM
A controversy-riddled water district involved in a federal corruption investigation is in danger of losing its insurance, a political black eye that could have implications for the agency and its 2 million customers.
The Assn. of California Water...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:27 PM
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed an internal L.A. school district report on its iPad contract and concluded that criminal charges are not warranted.
The report, which has not been released publicly, raises issues...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has reviewed an internal L.A. school district report on its iPad contract and concluded that criminal charges are not warranted.
The report, which has not been released publicly, raises issues about...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:20 PM
A Los Angeles high school science teacher is returning to the classroom two months after being suspended over concerns that two students had assembled "dangerous" science projects under his supervision.
Both projects overseen by teacher Greg Schiller...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District does not need to release the names of teachers in connection with their performance ratings, according to a tentative court ruling issued Thursday.
A three-judge state appellate court panel tentatively found a...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:45 PM
El Camino Real Charter High School claimed the national 2014 Academic Decathlon title on Saturday, marking the seventh time the Woodland Hills school has won the honor.
The school earned 52,601.1 points out of a possible 60,000 and beat out 52 other...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:17 PM
To see teacher Rose Gilbert — a nonstop, 5-foot dynamo — in front of a high school classroom was to see a master at work.
"I'm on fire," she would tell her 12th-graders in Room 204 at Palisades Charter High School, emphasizing the point by...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Board of Education member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, a persistent critic of sweeping changes in Los Angeles schools and a staunch defender of teachers and administrators, has died. She was 80.
LaMotte was found unresponsive in a San Diego hotel room...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 7:55 PM
LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice.
But something bigger bugged...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies Wednesday, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishments.
In a 23-page letter, officials with the...
| Dec 11, 2013
The latest international test scores of 15-year-olds are in, and the results are appalling. The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, found that the United States — the most affluent country in the world — failed to rank in...