| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education.
Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The contest to head the nation's second-largest teachers union will go to a second round, pitting incumbent Warren Fletcher against challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl.
Fewer than 1 in 4 teachers cast ballots. Caputo-Pearl received 48% of the votes and...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:26 PM
A team of tech-savvy students from North Hollywood High clinched the national championship this past weekend in Maryland at the CyberPatriot VI competition, which tests their cyber-security knowledge.
Composed of 11th-graders, Team Azure -- Henry...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
| Apr 6, 2014
Re "Nutritious but uneaten," April 2
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves 650,000 meals a day, with $100,000 worth of food thrown away each day by students. That adds up to $18 million wasted every year.
Our society needs a renaissance of...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Bryan Mejia has some advice for the Los Angeles Board of Education.
He isn't a gadfly or political consultant. He isn't running for office — he can't even vote.
Mejia is a high school student. And he wants to help fix what he and other...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Los Angeles school district officials and the teachers union have settled a landmark lawsuit over schools that were disproportionately affected by layoffs.
Under the agreement, 37 schools will receive more counselors, more administrators and more...
| Jan 19, 2014
Computer science is driving innovation across all fields, so it makes sense that the Los Angeles Board of Education wants to provide its students with access to the latest technology. Students who develop expertise in computer science will have...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:49 PM
In February, Los Angeles Unified School District officials suspended a teacher after two of his students turned in science projects that administrators thought looked like guns. Even granting that school officials have a right to be hypersensitive these...
| Jan 28, 2014
President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday is certain to focus on issues of inequality and poverty. And what he has to say will have particular resonance in Los Angeles. Building on efforts four years in the making, the president...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...