• Charter backers win their first L.A. school board majority

    Charter backers win their first L.A. school board majority

    The Los Angeles Unified School District underwent a dramatic political shift Tuesday night, as the curtain dropped on what has been the most expensive school board election in the nation’s history. The election has been a proxy war between wealthy charter school advocates and public employee unions....

  • UC regents to tackle hot-button issues of state audit and nonresident enrollment

    UC regents to tackle hot-button issues of state audit and nonresident enrollment

    University of California regents will get their first chance this week to drill down into a critical state audit that found widespread problems with the budget practices of the UC Office of the President. The regents, opening a two-day meeting Wednesday in San Francisco, also will vote on a proposal...

  • L.A. school board candidates tackle questions on tenure, charter growth, graduation rates

    L.A. school board candidates tackle questions on tenure, charter growth, graduation rates

    On Tuesday, voters in two regions of Los Angeles will go to the polls in a pivotal school board election. In one contest, school board President Steve Zimmer, 47, is facing challenger Nick Melvoin, a 31-year-old attorney who’s worked recently for groups trying to limit union influence and promote...

  • The L.A. school board race: Brutal, expensive and important

    The L.A. school board race: Brutal, expensive and important

    The four people vying for two pivotal seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education agree on at least two things: The campaign has been brutal, and there’s a lot at stake. The nastiness leading up to the May 16 runoff election has been generated by independent campaigns set up on behalf of the candidates...

  • UC regents take first steps to investigate alleged interference in state audit surveys

    UC regents take first steps to investigate alleged interference in state audit surveys

    University of California regents took the first steps Thursday to investigate allegations that central administrators improperly interfered with a state audit on the financial operations of the UC office of the president. In a unanimous vote at a hastily arranged special meeting, the Board of Regents...

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