| Apr 6, 2014
Re "Nutritious but uneaten," April 2
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves 650,000 meals a day, with $100,000 worth of food thrown away each day by students. That adds up to $18 million wasted every year.
Our society needs a renaissance of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The high school graduation rate in California has topped 80% for the first time in state history, officials announced Monday.
While disparities remain based on students’ racial, socioeconomic and English-language skills, strides in the state's...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Alex Caputo-Pearl was a young, activist teacher when he helped lead the Bus Riders Union, co-founded a group to organize against the growing influence of standardized testing and helped start a bloc within the union to push for liberal-leaning issues....
| May 2, 2014
Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S....
| Apr 28, 2014
The seven candidates for the District 1 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School Board include several teachers, a reality-show contestant and a former member of the board. The one who stands out, though, is former principal and district administrator...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District will seek the approval of parents before sending iPads home with students, under an updated policy.
"That is a wonderful development," said school board member Monica Ratliff. "Parents need to be clearly...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Los Angeles school district officials and the teachers union have settled a landmark lawsuit over schools that were disproportionately affected by layoffs.
Under the agreement, 37 schools will receive more counselors, more administrators and more...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:49 PM
In February, Los Angeles Unified School District officials suspended a teacher after two of his students turned in science projects that administrators thought looked like guns. Even granting that school officials have a right to be hypersensitive these...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...
| Apr 14, 2014
It's nice to know that tens of millions of extra dollars will go to 37 low-income schools after the Los Angeles Unified School District settled a class-action suit on behalf of students. But the lawsuit, undertaken by the American Civil Liberties Union...
| Apr 19, 2014
Re "All schools should have good teachers," Editorial, April 14
In response to your editorial on the effects that seniority layoff rules might have on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses with high numbers of new teachers, I would like to cite...