No one questions that students at La Salle Avenue Elementary, with their low academic achievement, could use a hand up.
A civic coalition spearheaded by United Way of Greater Los Angeles puts the South L.A. campus at the very top of schools needing more services and attention; the L.A. Unified School District, however, puts the school at 293rd on its need index out of some 1,000 campuses, according to advocates.
That dichotomy is at the heart of two just-released reports, an ongoing lawsuit and a now yearly push to change the way the nation’s second-largest school district does business.
A University of California regents committee on Wednesday approved a tuition increase for nonresident students, despite their pleas that it would cause them hardship.
The proposed 3.5% tuition increase would boost the supplemental tuition that nonresident students pay by $978 — from $28,014 to $28,992 for the 2018-19 school year. The increase would raise nearly $35 million.
A controversial UCLA professor accused of sexual harassment has lost his job with the university and any chance of future employment with the University of California under a settlement announced this week.
History professor Gabriel Piterberg made unwelcome sexual comments and contact — including an open-mouth kiss — to a person or persons in 2008 and between 2009 and 2013, a UCLA Title IX investigation has found. UCLA did not disclose the number or names of the complainants.
Piterberg disputes the findings but agreed to leave UCLA and forgo any emeritus status, future employment in the UC system, office space or other privileges under the settlement.
As students walked out of schools across the country Wednesday to protest gun violence, a Senate hearing examined law enforcement agencies' failure to heed multiple warnings about the Parkland, Fla., man accused of killing 17 people at a high school, as well as the long record of failed gun control measures in Congress.
A teacher at a Monterey County high school accidentally fired a gun into the ceiling of a classroom Tuesday afternoon during a lecture on "public safety awareness," injuring three students, authorities said.
Dennis Alexander, who also serves as a reserve police officer with Sand City and is on the Seaside City Council, "was attempting to ensure a weapon was safe and free of any bullets" when he pointed it toward the ceiling and inadvertently fired a round, Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen said Wednesday.
As a 16-year-old in high school and a student of history, Axel Ortega faces a tough choice on Wednesday morning: Does he walk out of class at Garfield to take a stand or stay put? And if he walks out, does he leave his East Los Angeles campus?
Axel's principal and other administrators also have been pondering what choices Axel and other students will make and how to respond.