| 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
| 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 10, 2014
| 8:23 PM
How do you make schools better, so they produce armies of working taxpayers who keep the republic afloat?
There's little agreement, as Tuesday's court decision on California's teacher tenure rules proved again. L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy applauded...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
An effort to silence a critic of the Los Angeles school district's $1-billion technology program backfired Tuesday, when the Board of Education quietly returned him Tuesday to an oversight panel.
The move by the school board to reappoint architect...
| 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 20, 2014
Thanks to the attention of The Times' Steve Lopez and other reporters, the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education decided that perhaps it acted hastily in initially removing Stuart Magruder from the Bond Oversight Committee after his...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The parents of a high school student with autism who drowned while on a school-sponsored event have filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District, saying the district's negligence led to their son's death.
Erick Ortiz, 16, drowned...
| 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...