| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:14 PM
The idea of equipping every Los Angeles Unified student and teacher with a computer suffered its final blow with the announcement last week that the school district simply couldn't afford to buy some 700,000 of them. If ever a proposal was half-baked,...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:25 PM
Some staff attorneys at the Los Angeles Unified School District have expressed interest in doing pro bono legal work for students who arrived in this country without documentation and on their own, with no adult family living here. Many of those...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:02 PM
L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines blasted the teachers union's salary demands Monday, calling them an unrealistic proposal that would force "catastrophic" layoffs of other employees.
After 16 meetings and months of contract negotiations with United...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:52 PM
It's very clear from readers that many don't equate iPads with infrastructure. Nor laptops with labs.
Schools, they logically believe, shouldn't be borrowing money — selling bonds — to buy tech gadgets already en route to obsolescence....
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It's not a big deal for a local political candidate to skip a debate or two during a campaign. But the last-minute disintegration of a planned three-man debate last Wednesday was another matter.
Bennett Kayser, campaigning to retain his seat on the Los...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:05 PM
The Los Angeles Unified school board has enough divisions over educational philosophy to fill a thousand school-board campaigns. The last thing we need is the introduction of phony racial divisions and shameful accusations that strongly and wrongly...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Absenteeism was a big problem Wednesday night at a forum for Los Angeles Unified school board candidates.
It wasn’t parents, students or concerned citizens who played hooky.
It was two out of the three candidates.
That’s right. About 200...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 11:34 AM
The number of students suspended or expelled from California schools has plunged, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education.
The Los Angeles Unified School District, the state’s largest school system, strongly...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 9:39 PM
A local charter school group that is battling for survival has turned to a well-known and sometimes controversial education figure to take charge. Magnolia Public Schools, under fire for money management and other issues, has hired former L.A. school...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:00 AM
As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee.
But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:25 PM
To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District is trying to fix something it broke. ("California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners,'" Dec. 17)
Amid the Apple iPad fiasco, sex abuse scandal and new computerized student...