| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Parents, students and teachers rallied Monday in front of Crenshaw High School to protest a plan to restructure the low-performing campus and require teachers to reapply for their jobs. Under the plan, approved this month by the Los Angeles Unified......
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:12 PM
It wasn't about money. It was about respect.
That's what Chicago teachers union president Karen Lewis kept reminding the public during the seven-day teachers strike that had parents scrambling and kept 350,000 children out of class.
But there was way...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 7:15 PM
I was prepared for the dog-and-pony show — the choreographed "reveal" of a school makeover that's been in the works for years.
I didn't expect much beyond a grown-up version of show-and-tell. But I came anyway because I have a soft spot for Jordan...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:47 PM
They were not even born at the time their city erupted in flames, violence and rage against a system that would not convict Los Angeles police officers of brutally beating a black man.
But high school students Jiaya Ingram, Ashley Torres and Jessica...
| Nov 28, 2012
There is one word you've been hearing a lot lately to describe the best college football teams in the country. It is a strange word for a sport of violence. It is an odd way to describe our modern gladiators.
That word is "smart."
After Notre Dame's...
| Sep 11, 2010
Vacation ends Monday for most Los Angeles Unified elementary school students, but opening day this year might be more stressful for parents and teachers than for children.
That's because hundreds of teachers considered competent last semester have now...
| Sep 19, 2011
This is what the revolution looks like: It's a rally in Lynwood where parents demand the right to exercise their power to shape their children's future; it's a dozen residents in a South-Central apartment gathering to compare notes on the failing...
| Dec 16, 2010
The state's largest teachers union Wednesday fired an early salvo in contract negotiations, serving notice that it wouldn't accept pay cuts easily and that it won't consider linking teacher evaluations to student test scores in the Los Angeles Unified...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:22 AM
No Child Left Behind waivers: The Obama administration has given 10 states a waiver from the federal law known as No Child Left Behind....
| Feb 11, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Los Angeles Unified School District teachers have approved a much-watched initiative that calls for a moratorium on layoffs as well as a new teacher-evaluation system....
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Agreement would give control to LA schools in exchange for accepting more responsibility for how their students perform....