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  • L.A. is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says

    L.A. is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says
    Los Angeles is a city facing economic decline, weighed down by poverty, strangled by traffic and suffering from a crisis of leadership, according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member panel of influential civic leaders. The Los Angeles 2020...
  • Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership

    Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership
    Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened...
  • Two well-known candidates, so far, aspire to replace LaMotte

    Two well-known candidates, so far, aspire to replace LaMotte
    An election is not yet even scheduled but already there are two heavyweight contenders ready to vie for the Los Angeles Board of Education seat formerly held by Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. The two are former school board...
  • L.A. sues to block oil field near USC from reopening

    L.A. sues to block oil field near USC from reopening
    The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Allenco Energy Inc. from reopening in South Los Angeles, accusing the company of ignoring years of evidence that fumes from its oil fields were sickening residents of the surrounding...
  • Cal State L.A. president hopes to raise profile of campus

    Cal State L.A. president hopes to raise profile of campus
    With degrees from both UCLA and USC, William Covino is well aware of the prestige of those higher education heavy-hitters. Even before assuming the presidency of Cal State L.A. in September, the longtime educator was strategizing ways to add his new...
  • As schools give students computers, price of L.A.'s program stands out

    As schools give students computers, price of L.A.'s program stands out
    The Perris Union High School District is paying $344 apiece for a Chromebook for every student. Nearby, Riverside Unified purchased a variety of devices, including the Kindle Fire and iPad Mini, for as low as $150 each. In San Diego Unified, some students...
  • State budget plan includes $10 billion more for schools

    State budget plan includes $10 billion more for schools
    An improving economy and a voter-approved tax increase will pay faster dividends for California schools than expected, resulting in a $10-billion funding boost over last year under the governor’s proposed budget. The increase is especially welcome...
  • Gardena official Johnson will vie for L.A. school board seat

    Gardena official Johnson will vie for L.A. school board seat
    Gardena City Councilwoman Rachel Johnson has joined the list of those running to replace school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. In Gardena, Johnson first was elected city clerk before being appointed to fill out a...
  • New computer-only format of GED exam spurs competing tests

    New computer-only format of GED exam spurs competing tests
    The creator of the General Educational Development test, long the measure of high school equivalency for dropouts, has unveiled a revamped computer-only exam that has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format...
  • Letters: Cheap shots at LAUSD don't help

    Re "L.A. facing grim future, panel says," Jan. 9 Although a panel of civic leaders, which didn't include any representatives from the L.A. Unified School District, sharply criticized LAUSD, it won't be offering any recommendations on public schools....
  • Feds issue guidelines against bias in school discipline

    Feds issue guidelines against bias in school discipline
    Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies last week, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishment. In a 23-page letter, officials with...