How USC handles one of the biggest scandals in its history will be decided behind closed doors by a small group of wealthy and powerful people.
Composed of 57 voting members, USC’s board of trustees includes noted philanthropists, accomplished alumni, Hollywood insiders and industrial tycoons. The group’s influence extends from the floor of Staples Center to metropolises in India and China.Read more
A group of Los Angeles Community College District trustees will meet behind closed doors to investigate allegations that member Scott Svonkin violated the board’s code of conduct and threatened another trustee last month.
“He came right in front of my face … he towered over me, blocked me in” and said he would ruin her politically, said Trustee Andra Hoffman.Read more
Researchers have received a $3.26-million federal grant to study the effectiveness of online academic credit recovery programs — the kind that allow students to make up failed classes and graduate on time — in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The grant, from the research arm of the U.S.Read more
The Los Angeles school board has authorized a lawsuit settlement that would send more money to the district’s neediest schools over the next three years for resources to improve African American and Latino student achievement.Read more
A former middle school basketball coach in Hacienda Heights pleaded not guilty Friday to two felony counts of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.
Terrence Lee, 29, is charged with lewd acts upon a child and oral copulation of a person under 16.Read more
California sixth-graders who attend racially diverse schools feel safer, less lonely and less picked on than their peers at more homogenous schools, according to a new study out of UCLA.
But it’s not enough for diversity to exist on campus, according to the study, published in the journal Child Development.Read more