| Dec 17, 2013
The memory of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, a long-standing member of the Los Angeles Unified school board, deserves to be honored. She was a devoted educator who fought for students and teachers. There are many appropriate ways to show respect to such...
| Dec 16, 2013
The state's new formula for funding schools is a tremendous gift for districts that enroll large numbers of disadvantaged students. But it's not quite the giveaway some of them had expected.
The hoops they must jump through to get the extra money have...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
The eighth-graders in Stephanie McGurk's class at Ocean Charter School began a recent day as they usually do: reciting a verse celebrating nature. Next, they played scales on recorders as they sat in a classroom furnished with wood furniture, lamps,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:10 PM
L.A. Unified accused state education officials Monday of “shortchanging” the school district’s impoverished students, saying they could be prevented from receiving all of the estimated $200 million due them under a new school funding...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Join Times staff writer Howard Blume at 9 a.m. for another installment of our ongoing L.A. Now Live discussions about the rollout of iPads at Los Angeles Unified.
In his latest article, Blume reported that, contradicting earlier claims, Los Angeles...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:52 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District has done the public, itself and, most of all, its students a grave disservice with the changing costs and information disseminated about the project to provide every pupil with an iPad. The loss of faith has been...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins back in the Philippines, where an international aid effort gathered steam, as resilient Filipinos in battered towns started rebuilding their lives and those of their neighbors - with or without help from their...
| Nov 22, 2013
Re "Hidden costs in iPad program," Nov. 20
The Los Angeles Unified School District's effort to give an Apple iPad to each student is a noble idea gone horribly wrong in its implementation. The latest snafu is the revelation that the educational software...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:31 AM
State officials Thursday announced that nearly all California students will take new standardized tests in English and math this spring.
The previous plan had been to test students in either English or math but not both. The revised approach was...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:37 PM
Los Angeles school police have sharply curtailed the number of tickets issued for truancy to L.A. Unified students by 93.7% over the last four years, reflecting a step back from punitive disciplinary practices, according to a new report.