| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Erin Takeuchi’s first-grade classroom at San Pascual Avenue Elementary is well outfitted.
Every student work station has a box with glue, pencils, crayons and safety scissors. The walls are a riot of student work, academic content and...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The contest to head the nation's second-largest teachers union will go to a second round, pitting incumbent Warren Fletcher against challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl.
Fewer than 1 in 4 teachers cast ballots. Caputo-Pearl received 48% of the votes and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Critics of a $1-billion school computer project in Los Angeles have launched an increasingly popular Facebook page asserting that the money should be spent instead on campus repairs.
The page, called “Repairs Not IPads,” was started...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:05 PM
A former L.A. schools superintendent has stepped forward to criticize a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer. William J. Johnston, 87, did not object to the goal, but focused instead...
| Feb 26, 2014
Re "Some libraries too quiet," Feb. 24
Imagine a city where at every school there is a fully staffed library bustling with students throughout the day. Imagine even extending the school library's hours so students, staff and parents can make use of it...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:01 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District said it would not reverse its decision to fire former Miramonte Elementary teacher Martin Springer after charges against him were dropped Wednesday, officials said.
L.A. County prosecutors canceled Springer's...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:37 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers announced a new bill Tuesday that would streamline the college financial aid application process, in hopes of increasing high school students' access to higher-education cash.
Under the measure by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A New York man charged with strangling a former Hollywood High School teacher pleaded not guilty Monday to murder.
Scott Kratlian, 44, was charged in the killing of Harry Major, 82, a former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher who was reportedly...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Join Los Angeles Times staff writer Teresa Watanabe at 12:30 p.m. for a discussion on budget cuts at Los Angeles Unified that have resulted in the elimination of hundreds of library aides.
Roughly half of the school district's libraries at middle and...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:57 PM
WASHINGTON — It's not the usual question considered in U.S. state capitols: What to call the body of water between Japan and the Korean peninsula?
Virginia's governor is poised to sign legislation that would answer that question. It would...