| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:03 AM
To the editor: The article describing some students at Venice High School playing games to access world history saddens those who believe history need not be "gamified," put online to download and reduced in scope to stimulate thought and engagement in...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Venice High sophomore Vanessa Pepperdine had always hated history class: the dry lectures, the boring textbooks, the forgettable factoids about famous dead people.
"You just read out of the textbook, and it wasn't interesting," Vanessa said.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School was creepy beyond measure, involving a "game" in which third-graders were blindfolded and fed cookies tainted with their teacher's semen. But the astonishing $139-million legal settlement —...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:45 AM
More than 500 teachers union members and supporters gathered late Thursday afternoon at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to rally for their contract demands.
The Eastside site was one of five where the union held events across the sprawling Los Angeles...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Scores of California charter schools require parents to volunteer as a condition for their child’s enrollment in violation of state law, according to a report by a civil rights organization.
Public Advocates, a California nonprofit law firm and...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:55 PM
An investigation into the rollout of a new online student records system by the Los Angeles Unified School District found that management of the project was "grossly inadequate."
The system, known as My Integrated Student Information System, or MISIS,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:10 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education discussed a possible settlement offer Tuesday involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of feeding semen to his students in what became the largest and costliest child abuse case in the school...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Perhaps the victim in the sexual-abuse lawsuit against Los Angeles Unified School District had experienced too much about sex by the time she turned 14. Maybe she went along with sexual contact with a teacher willingly, or even eagerly.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The L.A. Unified School District has severed ties with an outside attorney for his comments on a radio station broadcast that it was a more dangerous decision for a 14-year-old to cross a street in traffic than to have sex with her middle-school teacher,...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:50 PM
To the editor: Shame on the Los Angeles Unified School District for arguing that a 14-year-old student was mature enough to consent to sex with her teacher. As argued by an attorney quoted in the article, this is what one would expect from pedophile...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:40 PM
The L.A. Unified School District has severed ties with an outside attorney over comments he made on a radio broadcast saying that it was a more dangerous decision for a 14-year-old to cross the street in traffic than to have sex with a teacher,...