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  • L.A. Unified unprepared for computerized state test

    L.A. Unified unprepared for computerized state test
    The nation's second-largest school district is woefully unprepared to administer new state standardized tests by computer, a survey of Los Angeles Unified schools has found. An internal district report, obtained by The Times through a California...
  • L.A. teacher firings spiked but still costly and lengthy, Deasy says

    L.A. teacher firings spiked but still costly and lengthy, Deasy says
    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy acknowledged Tuesday that teacher dismissals have surged recently, but he insisted Tuesday that state laws still made the process too lengthy and costly. Deasy was on the witness stand for a second day in a high-...
  • California student suspensions, expulsions have dropped, data show

    California student suspensions, expulsions have dropped, data show
    California schools have sharply reduced the number of students they are suspending or expelling amid growing pressure to keep students in school with alternative disciplinary measures, state officials announced Wednesday. The number of suspensions...
  • Few L.A. teachers get bad ratings, trial documents show

    Few L.A. teachers get bad ratings, trial documents show
    More instructors than ever are being evaluated in detail in the Los Angeles Unified School District and only a small percentage are being rated as substandard, according to testimony Wednesday in litigation aimed at reducing teacher job protections. The...
  • Villaraigosa endorses lawsuit to reduce teacher job protections

    Villaraigosa endorses lawsuit to reduce teacher job protections
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday formally endorsed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn job protections for California teachers that are among the most extensive in the nation.  Villaraigosa called the lawsuit “a case that...
  • L.A. Unified gets lower price for thousands of iPads

    L.A. Unified gets lower price for thousands of iPads
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay substantially less for thousands of iPads under the latest deal with Apple. The cost of the tablets that will be used on new state tests will be $200 less per device, although the computers won’t...
  • L.A. Unified gets reduction on iPads price

    L.A. Unified gets reduction on iPads price
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay substantially less for thousands of iPads under the latest deal with Apple. The cost of the tablets that will be used on new state tests will be about $200 less per device, although the computers won't...
  • Letters: Tenure isn't the real teacher problem

    Re "Trial over teacher protections opens," Jan. 28, and "Lawsuit targets teacher job security," Jan. 26, and "Judging teachers, helping teachers," Letters, Jan. 30 Those calling for an end to teacher tenure forget that the real problem here is hiring...
  • Southern California students battle it out in quiz-style contests

    Southern California students battle it out in quiz-style contests
    Three fast-paced academic contests featuring some of the region’s best and most talented students will be staged Saturday afternoon, with one focused exclusively on science and two others drilling down on topics dealing with World War I. At USC,...
  • Students compete in L.A. County Academic Decathlon Super Quiz

    Students compete in L.A. County Academic Decathlon Super Quiz
    Hundreds of students paraded into a gymnasium on Saturday afternoon at USC's Galen Center, their friends and families cheering from the bleachers as ragtime music played. The Super Quiz, the final event in the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon,...
  • University High wins crown at JPL Regional Science Bowl

    University High wins crown at JPL Regional Science Bowl
    In the end, it came down to a rematch: Arcadia and University high schools, two teams made up of the brightest young science minds in Southern California who one year ago faced off just like this, armed with nothing more than a small pad of paper and a...