California high schools with high-poverty students lose nearly two weeks of learning time annually because of teacher absences, testing, emergency lockdowns and other disruptions compared with their more affluent peers in other schools, according to a new UCLA study.
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, officials said Friday.
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, officials announced Friday.
L.A. Unified officials are coming under fire for allowing their attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old student was mature enough to consent to sex with her middle school math teacher.
Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines said Tuesday that he will allow parents to petition for sweeping changes in their failing schools, reversing the district’s previous position that it was not subject this year to the "parent trigger" law allowing such overhauls.
Occidental College, under federal investigation for its handling of sexual assault complaints, has taken "sincere and significant" steps to improve its practices but is riven by bitter campus divisions that jeopardize future progress, according to an outside audit released Tuesday.
The ladies gathered in Rose Honda's West Los Angeles home, faded mementos of their lives laid out on the teak dining table.
John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off.