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  • Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction
    Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction

    California lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward an overhaul of the voter-approved 1998 law requiring English-only instruction in public schools, another victory for Latino legislators seeking to strip away polarizing laws aimed at immigrants.

  • UC campuses dominate top of Washington Monthly rankings
    UC campuses dominate top of Washington Monthly rankings

    Four UC campuses -- San Diego, Riverside, Berkeley and Los Angeles -- placed in top spots in annual “socially conscious” rankings of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine.

  • LAUSD officials had close ties with Apple, Pearson execs, records show
    LAUSD officials had close ties with Apple, Pearson execs, records show

    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy and his chief deputy developed a special relationship with executives from the companies that won a key technology contract, records show, raising new questions about the bidding process in a $1-billion effort to provide a computer to every student in the...

  • L.A. Unified School District's MISIS crisis

    To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District's new $20-million "My Integrated Student Information System" (MISIS) has left schools paralyzed. ("L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system," Aug. 20)

  • Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature
    Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature

    With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last.

  • Top L.A. Unified officials worked with Apple/Pearson before iPad deal
    Top L.A. Unified officials worked with Apple/Pearson before iPad deal

    Senior Los Angeles school district officials, including Supt. John Deasy, had a close working relationship with Apple and Pearson executives before these companies won the key contract for a $1-billion effort to provide computers to every student in the nation’s second-largest school...

  • LAUSD report faults iPad bidding
    LAUSD report faults iPad bidding

    The groundbreaking effort to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator was beset by inadequate planning, a lack of transparency and a flawed bidding process, according to the draft of an internal school district report obtained by The Times.

  • California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187
    California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187

    California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday.

  • Court allows release of officers' names in UC Davis pepper-spray case
    Court allows release of officers' names in UC Davis pepper-spray case

    The California Supreme Court has affirmed that newspapers have a right to know and publish the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in the controversial pepper-spraying of student protesters in 2011.

  • L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system
    L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system

    Los Angeles Unified spent about $112 million on an online student tracking program a decade ago but dumped it two years ago in favor of another one that promised a streamlined way to manage enrollment, attendance and grades for the nation's second-largest school district.

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