| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:39 PM
When Carmina Rosas visited her son's first-grade classroom, she got a lesson of her own.
She learned that her 6-year-old, who attends New Open World Academy in Koreatown, could read 59 of the 96 "high-frequency" words he should have known by that time...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:30 PM
With her dark skin and "unconkable kinky hair," Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture.
"The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and '60s upbringing was dictated by my looks," she wrote years...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman makes his films his way, and the way he makes them is reflected in how we experience them.
"At Berkeley" is Wiseman's 38th doc in 43 years, and each of them, as titles like "Public Housing" and "Boxing Gym"...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Court documents unsealed Friday say that a Massachusetts teenager charged with raping and killing his math teacher planned the attack, bringing a box cutter, a mask, gloves and multiple changes of clothing to school.
Colleen Ritzer, 24, a popular math...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Is the Bible a work of fiction or nonfiction?
The question spawns genuine confusion.
One thing is certain: Calling the Bible a work of fiction is a sure-fire way to rile up believers, particularly as we head into the “war on Christmas”...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:29 PM
A professor of psychology was taken into custody Thursday after her bail was revoked in an 18-year-old case in which she is accused of helping set up the slaying of a man she said raped her when she was a college sophomore.
Norma Patricia Esparza, 39,...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:49 AM
A Calabasas High School teacher shot by a gunman Friday at Los Angeles International Airport is in fair condition, but faces at least one more surgery, according to hospital officials.
Brian Ludmer, 29, sustained a bullet wound and will need surgery for...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:13 AM
A popular 24-year-old math teacher at Danvers High School in Massachusetts, Colleen Ritzer, has been found dead in woods near the school, and a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with her death, officials said Wednesday.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:04 PM
A Calabasas High School teacher was waiting for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday when he came face to face with a man toting a gun.
As the gunman took aim, Brian Ludmer turned to run and dived away, but he was struck at least...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The Los Angeles school board made the right move this week, blunting Supt. John Deasy's threat to leave with a contract that keeps him here until 2016.
Deasy's not perfect, but he'd be hard to replace. He's become a hero to civic leaders, who credit his...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has made it no secret that he wants California colleges to ramp up online education as a way to increase access and reduce costs.
He emphasized the point recently when he named a Cal State Northridge computer science professor to the...