| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:44 AM
California public schools lost ground this year in overall academic performance for the first time in a decade, but more than half met state goals for achievement on reading and math standardized tests, according to data released Thursday.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:56 AM
A deal in the works in the California Legislature would bring the current system of standardized tests to an immediate halt, clearing the way for a new way of assessing the state's 3.3 million students, officials said Wednesday.
Under a compromise,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:20 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court appeared inclined Wednesday to bar immigrants without green cards from obtaining law licenses.
During a hearing, the state high court indicated it was bound by federal law to deny undocumented immigrants the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:23 PM
In a reversal of public opinion, a majority of Americans now oppose using student test scores to evaluate teachers and more believe that increased testing has hurt rather than helped improve public schools, a new survey shows.
Nearly two-thirds of...
| Sep 2, 2013
Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with?
Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
California students scored slightly lower in math and English on standardized tests this year, the first dip since 2004, in what education officials Thursday blamed in part on brutal budget cuts over the last several years.
But Los Angeles Unified...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 10:37 PM
They lured him with Clippers tickets and the promise of money for college. The deal required Eric Antuche to give up years of Saturday mornings.
But it all paid off for the graduate of Verbum Dei High School in Watts.
His family drove him up to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:25 PM
L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law.
They are the first school systems in the country to receive, on their own, a waiver from the No Child Left...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:35 AM
How many times have you asked yourself: “Where did I put my car keys?”
Our brain -- just like a muscle -- needs regular exercise and challenge to reach its full potential.
New medical insight suggests that the human brain can regenerate...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:33 PM
The performance ratings of individual teachers in the city school district are matters of keen public interest and should be released to the Los Angeles Times, a judge ordered Thursday.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant ruled that the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:04 PM
In the opening moments of "The Spectacular Now," 17-year-old Sutter is trying to bluff his way through the infamous personal essay on a college application. He is fortified by drink as he tries out charm, wit, cynicism and insult — everything but...