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  • All schools should have good teachers

     All schools should have good teachers
    It's nice to know that tens of millions of extra dollars will go to 37 low-income schools after the Los Angeles Unified School District settled a class-action suit on behalf of students. But the lawsuit, undertaken by the American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Teachers, seniority and students

    Re "All schools should have good teachers," Editorial, April 14 In response to your editorial on the effects that seniority layoff rules might have on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses with high numbers of new teachers, I would like to cite...
  • L.A. teacher wins job back after removal for science projects

    L.A. teacher wins job back after removal for science projects
    A Los Angeles high school science teacher is returning to the classroom 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...
  • U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program

    U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program
    Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education. Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting...
  • Race to lead L.A. teachers union headed to runoff

    Race to lead L.A. teachers union headed to runoff
    The contest to head the nation's second-largest teachers union will go to a second round, pitting incumbent Warren Fletcher against challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl. Fewer than 1 in 4 teachers cast ballots. Caputo-Pearl received 48% of the votes and...
  • North Hollywood High wins national cyber-security competition

    North Hollywood High wins national cyber-security competition
    A team of tech-savvy students from North Hollywood High clinched the national championship this past weekend in Maryland at the CyberPatriot VI competition, which tests their cyber-security knowledge.  Composed of 11th-graders, Team Azure -- Henry...
  • Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut

    Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut
    In the sun-filled space at the Roy Romer Middle School library, thousands of books invite students to stimulate their curiosity and let their imaginations soar. There is classic "Tom Sawyer" and popular "Harry Potter," biographies of Warren Buffett and...
  • El Camino Real Charter High School wins national academic decathlon

    El Camino Real Charter High School claimed the national 2014 Academic Decathlon title on Saturday, marking the seventh time the Woodland Hills school has won the honor. The school earned 52,601.1 points out of a possible 60,000 and beat out 52 other...
  • California's high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time

    California's high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time
    For the first time in California history, the high school graduation rate has surpassed 80%, mirroring a trend nationwide, officials announced Monday. Although disparities remain based on students' race, socioeconomic status and English skills, the...
  • Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff election to head L.A. teachers union

    Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff election to head L.A. teachers union
    A veteran social studies teacher has defeated incumbent Warren Fletcher in an election to head the union that represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest school system. Alex Caputo-Pearl received 80%...
  • California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time

    California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time
    The high school graduation rate in California has topped 80% for the first time in state history, officials announced Monday. While disparities remain based on students’ racial, socioeconomic and English-language skills, strides in the state's...