| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:16 AM
In the coming weeks, Gov. Jerry Brown will likely sign AB 484, a measure that would put the state at odds with the Obama administration and risk $1.5 billion in federal funding by effectively suspending data collection on K-12 student achievement for...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Tuesday was the first day of school -- again -- in Southern California.
The day after Labor Day was long the traditional start of the school year, but some school systems began earlier this year, including Los Angeles Unified, the nation's second-...
| 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 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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In December 2010, the city of Compton made history when some of its residents used the so-called parent trigger law, recently enacted in California, to try to take McKinley Elementary away from public administrators and turn it into a charter school. It's...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:37 AM
SACRAMENTO -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has been keeping a low public profile this summer, jetting off to Ireland and Germany for a two-week vacation and spending most of his time in his hometown of Oakland, where he’s been managing the affairs of...
| Aug 3, 2013
Redlands is one of the last agricultural zones left in the Inland Empire, and its Saturday morning farmers market — though overshadowed by its giant Thursday brother — is thriving. But while the Thursday market seems to be primarily a social...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
What can the education world conclude about charter schools after their first couple of decades in existence? Something so simple that it's almost earth-shattering: The best ones benefit students enormously, especially those students who are low income,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
The California Coaches Assn. has selected its spring coaches of the year in the Southern Section.
Baseball: Will Aaron of Gardena Serra. Boys' golf: Tim Devaney of Sunny Hills. Boys' swimming: Steve Yancey of Capistrano Valley. Boys' tennis: John...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:25 AM
As Antonio Villaraigosa’s term as mayor comes to an end, no other issue has stoked his personal passion as much as public education. And no other Los Angeles mayor has had as deep an impact on city schools as Villaraigosa.
Join us at 9 a.m. as...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:35 PM
The sand-colored mosque rises against the San Gabriel Mountains, its blue-tiled dome and six minarets cutting a striking profile in an industrial area of Rowland Heights.
Inside, lush tapestries from Pakistan adorn the walls, and ornate chandeliers from...