| Oct 22, 2013
Re "An English-plan outcry," Oct. 20
Both sides are right in the debate in the Los Angeles Unified School District over grouping students with similar language ability together. Decades of research tell us that we acquire language when we understand...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Los Angeles was the scene last week of two events that took on corporate-style school reform, which emphasizes competition and accountability and is promulgated by many state governments and the U.S. Department of Education.
The first consisted of two...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:53 PM
SPARKS, Nev. — A middle school crowded with parents dropping off their children and students hurrying to class erupted into chaos Monday morning as a student drew a semiautomatic handgun and opened fire, killing a teacher and wounding two students...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:37 PM
A middle-school student in Sparks, Nev., shot and killed a teacher and wounded two other students before apparently killing himself on campus, police said Monday.
Further details about the shooting at Sparks Middle School shortly after 7 a.m. remained...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Campuses in five Los Angeles County school systems were stripped of their scores on the state's Academic Performance Index over claims of cheating, other misconduct or mistakes that affected the handling of standardized tests.
In all, 27 California...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The news that J.K. Rowling is developing a “Harry Potter” spinoff movie left many magic-loving Muggles feeling a bit like […]...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:04 PM
A former San Clemente middle school math teacher was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting an eighth-grade student on campus and committing lewd acts against two other female students.
Richard John Rack had been a teacher...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:38 PM
ASHEBORO, N.C. — High school students in Randolph County once again can get “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison’s classic 1952 novel of alienation and racial discrimination, at school libraries.
Nine days after the county school board...
| Oct 15, 2013
Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill to streamline the process for firing teachers, saying that he agreed with its goal but calling it an "imperfect solution." Now he should follow up, taking the lead on this important but contentious issue much as...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Counselors will be greeting students and staff Thursday at Huntington Academy in Long Beach, closed since teacher Kellye Taylor was stabbed to death at a park across the street.
A crisis unit with preachers and psychologists will be brought in to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Kellye Taylor spent her last recess as she had so many others: sitting on a folding chair at a Long Beach park, watching her students clamber on a jungle gym. Then a man crept up to her side, thrust a sharp object into her neck and ran off, police said....