| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:35 PM
It’s no surprise that the annual standardized tests for students have had some troubling effects on schools as well as positive ones. Too much teaching to the test, too much time devoted to review for the test instead of teaching new material,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There's a storm cloud gathering over Los Angeles politics these days, and the man at its center is schools Supt. John Deasy.
In office since 2010, Deasy has fenced with his bosses, the seven-member school board, almost from the get-go. Lately, however,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The principal of Crenshaw High School testified in a hearing Thursday that 12 former teachers who allege they were targeted and removed because of their union activism were let go from the campus for a variety of other reasons, including subpar...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:55 PM
The Los Angeles school district's bond oversight panel rejected a move Thursday by officials to spend an additional $42 million on new computers, including purchases under a controversial — and recently suspended — technology contract.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
It's a funny world, and a small one. Alex Caputo-Pearl, the new head of United Teachers Los Angeles, went to school in the same Maryland school district where John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, was once superintendent....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:10 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District has tentatively scheduled a special closed-door session for Tuesday, during which the future of Supt. John Deasy is likely to be discussed.
The 4 p.m. meeting was not entirely a surprise because the possibility of...
| 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 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:45 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....