| 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....
| May 29, 2014
| 7:08 PM
The committee that oversees school bond spending in Los Angeles has called for the reinstatement of iPad project critic Stuart Magruder.
Magruder surrendered his seat last week after the L.A. Board of Education refused to reappoint him to a second two-...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons.
Administrators typically have handled these problems by...
| 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...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:50 PM
After protests by parents, Los Angeles Unified School District officials announced Tuesday they will review a principal’s decision to replace half of the teachers at Carthay Center Elementary when it converts to a magnet school.
| May 28, 2014
| 9:59 PM
The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates.
The special election is being called to...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:07 PM
L.A.'s John Marshall High School celebrated winning the national online academic decathlon championship, with a rival team lending support.
At Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Wednesday night, board member Bennett Kayser and Marshall...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The leader of one of the nation’s top arts high schools has accepted a position in charge of arts education for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Rory Pullens, 56, has served as head of school and chief executive officer at the Duke...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The leader of one of the nation's top arts high schools has accepted the job of leading arts education for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Rory Pullens, 56, has served as head of school and chief executive at the Duke Ellington School of the...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education this week acted against a critic of its controversial iPad program by refusing to reappoint him to a key review panel, the latest of several actions that could limit scrutiny of the project.
On Tuesday, a board...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District needs more independent-minded people who question its initiatives, not fewer. The school board made a mistake with its refusal to reappoint a member of the Bond Oversight Committee who had opposed the use of bond...