| May 8, 2015
| 9:17 PM
An overwhelming majority of teachers union members voted to ratify a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the union announced Friday.
More than 97% of 25,407 educators who cast ballots favored the pact, which includes a 10%...
| May 7, 2015
| 5:40 PM
A California state audit has found that a charter school organization accused of financial mismanagement by the Los Angeles Unified School District has improved its bottom line but still needs stronger controls over spending.
The audit, released...
| May 6, 2015
| 5:00 AM
As many as three-quarters of Los Angeles 10th-graders are at risk of being denied diplomas by graduation because they are not on track to meet rigorous new college prep class requirements.
This has prompted some in the L.A. Unified School District,...
| May 4, 2015
| 8:40 PM
L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines has asked for a district review of food service contracts at one of the region's largest charter school organizations.
The move came after The Times on Sunday published the findings of a state investigation into...
| May 3, 2015
| 6:20 PM
After hearing an overview of the state of athletic programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, audience members at a presentation to a Board of Education panel didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
LAUSD teams have produced Hall of Famers such...
| May 2, 2015
| 9:08 PM
A Los Angeles-based charter group awarded food-service contracts worth millions of dollars to a company partially owned by one of the schools' high-ranking employees, a state investigation has found.
The probe involved Jacqueline Duvivier Castillo,...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:30 PM
An audit of a charter school with ties to a Board of Education candidate found fault with the school’s financial operations and the way it maintained employee records and other documents.
The audit was released Wednesday by the Los Angeles Unified...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 7:47 PM
An audit of a charter school co-founded by a Board of Education candidate has been withheld from public release at the request of a school board member, L.A. Unified district officials have confirmed.
Two well-placed district sources said that the...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 4:35 PM
It was a textbook case of stealing from the poor. Literally.
Corey Frederick, 44, hatched a scheme to steal thousands of textbooks from cash-strapped local school districts so that he could sell them to distributors.
Starting in May 2008, Frederick...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 11:38 AM
The City Section Board of Managers on Monday approved a move to become the first high school sports section in the state to offer an inclusive sports-level division for individual students with disabilities.
“This is history,” said Teri...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 1:19 PM
During first period at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Monica Casillas asked her students to line up in order by height so she could organize a human representation of a "box-and-whisker" plot.
As they filed into place — most boys...