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  • More than 600 L.A. school buildings need quake evaluations, retrofits

    More than 600 L.A. school buildings need quake evaluations, retrofits
    The Los Angeles Unified School District still has hundreds of school buildings in need of detailed seismic evaluations and strengthening to withstand a major earthquake, according to district data. The Times requested an update of the school district'...
  • Another Miramonte child abuse case emerges from the shadows

    Another Miramonte child abuse case emerges from the shadows
    The 2012 child abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary became the biggest and costliest in the history of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Police said third-grade teacher Mark Berndt conducted lewd classroom games with dozens of students. The...
  • Former Howard Berman aide goes after Brad Sherman seat

    Former Howard Berman aide goes after Brad Sherman seat
    A onetime aide to former Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village)  said he is going to try to unseat the man who defeated his boss in a bitter 2012 election. But this is no grudge match, activist Marc Litchman said Thursday.  His main goal  in...
  • Bell High School teacher arrested on sexual assault charges

    Bell High School teacher arrested on sexual assault charges
    Fifteen years after the alleged incident, a teacher at Bell Senior High School was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault on a student, according to Los Angeles police and school officials. The assault allegedly happened in 1999 when the suspect,...
  • U.S. textbooks are pulled into international clash

    WASHINGTON — It's not the usual question considered in U.S. state capitols: What to call the body of water between Japan and the Korean peninsula? Virginia's governor is poised to sign legislation that would answer that question. It would...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss struggling L.A. Unified school libraries

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss struggling L.A. Unified school libraries
    Join Los Angeles Times staff writer Teresa Watanabe at 12:30 p.m. for a discussion on budget cuts at Los Angeles Unified that have resulted in the elimination of hundreds of library aides. Roughly half of the school district's libraries at middle and...
  • Slain Hollywood teacher was alleged killer's penpal, prosecutors say

    Slain Hollywood teacher was alleged killer's penpal, prosecutors say
    A New York man charged with strangling a former Hollywood High School teacher pleaded not guilty Monday to murder. Scott Kratlian, 44, was charged in the killing of Harry Major, 82, a former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher who was reportedly...
  • Lawmakers seek to streamline financial aid applications

    Lawmakers seek to streamline financial aid applications
    SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers announced a new bill Tuesday that would streamline the college financial aid application process, in hopes of increasing high school students' access to higher-education cash. Under the measure by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San...
  • Letters: Closed libraries are a civic disgrace

    Letters: Closed libraries are a civic disgrace
    Re "Some libraries too quiet," Feb. 24 Imagine a city where at every school there is a fully staffed library bustling with students throughout the day. Imagine even extending the school library's hours so students, staff and parents can make use of it...
  • Former L.A. schools chief calls iPad program illegal

    Former L.A. schools chief calls iPad program illegal
    A former L.A. schools superintendent has stepped forward to criticize a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer. William J. Johnston, 87, did not object to the goal, but focused instead...
  • Feds issue guidelines against bias in school discipline

    Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies last week, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishment. In a 23-page letter, officials with...