| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:42 PM
Low-wage workers in the nation’s second-largest school system have won a minimum-wage pay increase to $15 an hour.
The contract agreement, approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Education, will nearly double the wages of some Los Angeles...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:44 PM
With minimal discussion, Los Angeles school officials this week authorized contracts for the purchase of six different laptop computers to determine which device and curriculum works best for high school students.
The approach is a marked contrast to...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond.
Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:52 PM
It was one line from a column of mine about the response of Los Angeles Unified officials to revelations of child abuse by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary.
I'd quoted senior administrator George McKenna telling a community meeting that Miramonte's...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged he was molested by a former Telfair Elementary School teacher.
District officials contend that they had...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:36 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged that he was molested by a onetime Telfair Elementary School teacher.
District officials contend that they...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Starting middle school comes with a whole host of worries -- going to a new school, picking electives, making friends -- but coming down with whooping cough doesn’t need to be one of them.
For incoming 7th grade students in the Los Angeles Unified...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Two candidates with different styles and viewpoints are vying to join the Los Angeles Unified school board, replacing longtime board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. Both of the candidates also hold different beliefs than did...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The LA84 Foundation has awarded $1.3 millin in grants to 29 youth sports programs in Southern California.
The largest grant was $449,820 for the Los Angeles Unified School District's Beyond the Bell program for after school intramural sports at 95...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:46 PM
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court issued a ruling in Vergara vs. California that could have a profound and positive effect on California's schools.
The court's decision in favor of nine student plaintiffs is a decisive step toward creating a...