| May 2, 2014
Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S....
| Apr 28, 2014
The seven candidates for the District 1 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School Board include several teachers, a reality-show contestant and a former member of the board. The one who stands out, though, is former principal and district administrator...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents say Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes.
One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her sixth-grade daughter...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents asserted Wednesday that Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes.
One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:03 PM
The top contenders to be the state’s public schools chief are neck-and-neck in campaign funds leading into the June primary, according to finance reports filed Thursday.
Current state superintendent Tom Torlakson has just under $200,000 in the...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Those who have begrudgingly adjusted to the rev of Long Beach’s Grand Prix, long dubbed the “roar on the shore,” could soon welcome a new, quieter race to Shoreline Drive.
Officials announced Thursday that Long Beach will be one of...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A story line has developed during Mayor Eric Garcetti's first nine months on the job, and it goes something like this: In stark contrast to his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who often held multiple news conferences a day and launched big initiatives,...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
| May 28, 2014
| 9:59 PM
The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates.
The special election is being called to...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:52 PM
California voters haven't booted out a state schools chief in 32 years. They're not likely to this year, either. But don't bet the kids' college money on it.
This is a weird election, especially the June 3 primary. There's nothing really compelling on...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.”...