Joseph Kikuchi, a former high school basketball coach in Alhambra, was convicted Wednesday of sexually abusing a female player.
Kikuchi, 57, pleaded no contest to 23 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He did not reach a settlement agreement with prosecutors, but the open plea means he won’t go through the trial process.Read more
For months after she was named superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school system, Michelle King borrowed a strategy new politicians use to get the lay of the land: She traversed the territory on a “listen and learn” tour.
Although she had been working in the district for 31 years, she held town halls in Pacoima, Huntington Park and Cypress Park.Read more
Los Angeles Unified students will start school in mid-August and get three weeks off during the winter — for now.
The Board of Education signaled doubts in its thinking on the school calendar yet again Tuesday night, approving only one more year of the current schedule instead of three.Read more
L.A. Unified Supt. Michelle King has been in office for a year.
But figuring out how to assess her performance on the job is difficult.
The school board, in selecting King, did not specify particular measures by which it would evaluate her, and the plans she has made thus far have been broad.Read more
A little-known county board overruled its own staff and the powerful Los Angeles Unified School District this week to allow three embattled charter schools to remain open.
The reprieve represents a full turnabout for Magnolia Public Schools, which faced the shutdown of its campuses after L.A. Unified moved against them in October.
The L.A.Read more