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  • L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983
    L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983

    In 1983, a South Los Angeles elementary school principal received a call about one of his teachers, a 32-year-old just a few years on the job. On a student field trip to a museum, Mark Berndt had dropped his pants, a parent complained.

  • O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district
    O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district

    A former English teacher at Newport Harbor High School is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses.

  • UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct
    UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct

    In a sweeping effort to combat sexual misconduct on campus, University of California officials unveiled a systemwide plan Wednesday, calling for mandatory training for all students, staff and faculty, improved support for victims and more thorough investigations.

  • L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle
    L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

    Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the...

  • Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students
    Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students

    When community leaders gathered to welcome Michael Matsuda, the new superintendent decided to share the moment — and the limelight — with one of his students.

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