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Real Democrats don’t back school reform, apparently. Or maybe the message is that Democrats don’t let Democrats shake up the school scene. In any case, real Democrats clearly aren’t allowed to disagree with the California Teachers Assn....
On his own and as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young), two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills has taken part in many a benefit concert over the last four decades, but usually his role has been that of rock singer...
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti picked up the backing of school board member Tamar Galatzan on Friday and responded to criticism over his statements on a measure targeting low-achieving schools. Standing outside a school in Porter Ranch in...
Before students hunker down to take their SATs this spring, many will have an array of tools to help them with the exam. Flash cards, study guides and — cursive handwriting? For many, cursive handwriting is a thing of the past, an archaic method...
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Chefs Alice Waters and Suzanne Goin are pairing up to host “Lunch Matters,” a fundraiser to revamp the lunch program at the Larchmont Charter School in West Hollywood on April 21. The event will raise funds to rebuild a kitchen where the...
SACRAMENTO -- As Michelle Rhee pushes her controversial brand of education reform in California's capital, she has tapped one of the town's most influential power brokers, Fabian Nunez, to guide her strategy. The former Assembly speaker and high-powered...
OXON HILL, Md.--Returning to a public stage for the first time since losing the presidential election, Mitt Romney called on Republicans Friday to put a powerful U.S. military at the top of their agenda. The 2012 Republican nominee had a distrustful...
L.A. NOWThe Times' education reporter Howard Blume will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the Los Angeles Unified school board races, an election that's being monitored around the country. Ten candidates are on the ballot for three seats on the...
Varsity Times InsiderMarcus LoVett Jr. of Burbank Providence is leaving the school. His father, Marcus Sr., has a Twitter account, and a Tweet Thursday night says, "LoVett leaving Providence HS . . . to be continued." LoVett, a sophomore, was pulled from......
WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor outlined a kinder, gentler House Republican agenda for the coming term that puts a greater emphasis on kitchen table issues, and called for a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. Two...
Five states will experiment with giving pupils additional instruction and other support by 300 hours a year of teaching time to the school year, officials announced Monday. The program, starting next year in some schools in Colorado, Connecticut,...
The Santa Monica Nativity scene will go on display after all -- on private property, where it belongs. The holiday display in a city park had become a divisive issue in Santa Monica, which had instituted a lottery for holiday displays -- spots that were...
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