| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School was creepy beyond measure, involving a "game" in which third-graders were blindfolded and fed cookies tainted with their teacher's semen. But the astonishing $139-million legal settlement —...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Venice High sophomore Vanessa Pepperdine had always hated history class: the dry lectures, the boring textbooks, the forgettable factoids about famous dead people.
"You just read out of the textbook, and it wasn't interesting," Vanessa said.
| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:03 AM
To the editor: The article describing some students at Venice High School playing games to access world history saddens those who believe history need not be "gamified," put online to download and reduced in scope to stimulate thought and engagement in...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 6:33 PM
IPads or Chromebooks?
Los Angeles school officials want to give schools more choices in equipping students with new computers, part of an ongoing evolution of the district's approach to buying and using technology.
Under a new plan, 27 schools that...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Aiming to close a legal loophole that allowed L.A. Unified attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old girl could consent to sex with her teacher, a state assemblywoman introduced a bill Monday that would bar that defense in civil cases.
| Dec 2, 2014
To the editor: Former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member David Tokofsky is concerned that approaches to history such as the Stanford curriculum now in use at Venice High School "diminish content and scope in service to their hip...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system.
Ron Chandler, the chief information officer, headed...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 4:00 AM
More than a year before the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to an iPads-for-all program, Apple and a leading curriculum company repeatedly sought meetings with school board members, newly released emails and records reviewed by The Times show.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:29 PM
To the editor: Whenever any columnist writes about public education, he will be criticized by both the teachers unions and administrators. Such is the lesson learned with the Los Angeles Unified School District. ("A teacher loves his job -- and is so...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The rollout of a new student records system for Los Angeles schools was problematic at just about every level, according to a consultant’s report released Thursday.
The report is the first independent examination of L.A. Unified's computer data...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
The rollout of a new student records system for Los Angeles schools was problematic at just about every level, according to a consultant's report released Thursday.
The report is the first independent examination of L.A. Unified's computer data program,...