| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District still has hundreds of school buildings in need of detailed seismic evaluations and strengthening to withstand a major earthquake, according to district data.
The Times requested an update of the school district'...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:57 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday appointed a former district administrator to oversee the seat left vacant by the death of member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte in December.
In a closed-door meeting, the board selected Sylvia Rousseau, a USC...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Thirteen candidates are seeking spots on the ballot for a June special election to fill the Los Angeles school board seat left vacant by the death of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.
The deadline for candidates to file their declaration of intent passed...
| Feb 19, 2014
Re "LAUSD board's turf war," Editorial, Feb. 16
In December, while attending the National Hispanic College Fair at Vanguard University with a group of high school students from Orange County, I became curious about a group of students who stood out from...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:58 PM
In a groundbreaking trial over teacher job protections, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy was the early star witness — for both sides.
The case, Vergara vs. California, challenges a set of laws that affect how teachers are fired, laid off and...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Los Angeles County prosecutors Wednesday dropped their case against a Miramonte Elementary School teacher who had been accused of molesting a former student.
Martin Springer, at the time a third-grade teacher at Miramonte, came to the attention of...
| Feb 16, 2014
It was just like old times at the Los Angeles Unified school board meeting last week. The board voted to close two excellent charter schools for reasons that had nothing to do with the quality of education they are providing to students but rather over...
| Feb 15, 2014
Last Saturday's featured letter by former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member Yolie Flores — in which she told of a crying parent's plea to save the job of his autistic child's teacher — has drawn a handful of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:40 PM
A new bill introduced Friday would prohibit California school districts from using voter-approved construction bonds for non-facility related items -- a move spurred by the Los Angeles Unified School District’s $1-billion plan to purchase iPads for...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
My mother retired recently from teaching under pretty much the best possible working conditions one could expect in an American high school: She taught high school French in an Ohio suburb that is at least 90% white, ranging from middle to upper middle...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District requested a guard more than a year ago to monitor a crosswalk near a Hollywood school where a mother escorting her child was fatally struck by a big rig Tuesday, but city transportation officials said they could not...