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  • Science teacher suspended over 'dangerous' projects returns to classroom

    A Los Angeles high school science teacher returned to the classroom Friday two months after being suspended over concerns that two students had assembled "dangerous" science projects under his supervision. Both projects overseen by teacher Greg Schiller...
  • Why would anyone want to be a teacher?

    Why would anyone want to be a teacher?
    The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge's decision on teacher tenure does not surprise me. Having taught for 30 years in Los Angeles schools, I have seen education deteriorate almost on a daily basis, not because of bad teachers but because of...
  • George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race

     George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race
    Vying for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, George McKenna and Alex Johnson appeared to be headed to a runoff in Tuesday's primary election. The two were the best funded in a crowded field. Seven candidates were seeking to fill the...
  • School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks

    School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks
    A last-minute proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to limit the amount of money school districts can keep in their reserve accounts triggered an angry response in the closing days of budget negotiations. “I think it’s stupid," said Megan Reilly,...
  • Dealing with disruptive students

    As a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I invite people to think about the district's policy on preventing suspension of students for defiance. ("L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy," May 31) What...
  • Who really won the tenure case?

    Re “Vergara is a win for students,” Opinion, June 11 No tenure. No seniority. Lower salaries because of furloughs. Larger classes. Endangered  pensions. Evaluations based on unreliable test scores. Such are the conditions that Los Angeles...
  • George McKenna, Alex Johnson seek funds, backers in L.A. Unified race

     George McKenna, Alex Johnson seek funds, backers in L.A. Unified race
    The top two finishers in this week's election for the Los Angeles Board of Education will meet in an August runoff, but first they face another crucial contest: the race for money and powerful endorsements. Especially in play is the influential...
  • L.A. Unified School District doesn't need more iPad yes men

    L.A. Unified School District doesn't need more iPad yes men
    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...
  • Two corporate jets donated to mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport

    Two corporate jets donated to mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport
    Clay Lacy, a legendary pilot and pioneer in aviation-related businesses, on Thursday donated two retired corporate jets to the aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport. The 1968 Learjet and a 1979 Gulfstream represent the largest gifts received...
  • Charter school moving after paperwork snafu with L.A. Unified

    Citizens of the World Mar Vista elementary school bills itself as a place where students learn respect and an appreciation for different perspectives. But those lessons haven't moved much beyond the classroom, according to the school's administrators,...
  • LAUSD has enough yes-men; it needs Stuart Magruder

    LAUSD has enough yes-men; it needs Stuart Magruder
    Stuart Magruder probably isn't the most get-along member of the bond oversight committee for the Los Angeles Unified School District. And that's OK. The top priority of a member of the bond committee is not to make friends but to protect fiercely both...