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  • Huge spending gaps between school districts, report finds

     
    Vast inequities still exist in education funding across the nation, contributing to an academic achievement gap that separates the students at well-funded schools from those who attend campuses with fewer resources, according to a report released Tuesday....
  • L.A. Unified, other school districts seek new measures of success

     
    Nine California school districts, including Los Angeles Unified, will apply to the U.S. Department of Education for relief from rules that, over time, have labeled most schools that receive federal funds as failing, officials announced Thursday. In...
  • Los Angeles nonprofit receives $30 million from U.S. Department of Education

     
    A Los Angeles-area nonprofit that provides education services to low-income families and poverty-stricken communities received a $30-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education on Friday....
  • Schools face more penalties as feds reject California waiver

     
    Federal officials have rejected California’s request for exemption from rules that penalize low-performing schools and school districts, state officials announced Friday....
  • Clarification issued about equal opportunities for students with disabilities

     
    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has issued guidance on school districts' legal obligations to provide equal access to extracurricular athletic activities to students with disabilities. The guidance letter gives examples of the...
  • Crenshaw High group opposes reform plan and school closings

     
    Parents, students and teachers rallied Monday in front of Crenshaw High School to protest a plan to restructure the low-performing campus and require teachers to reapply for their jobs. Under the plan, approved this month by the Los Angeles Unified......
  • David Roberts in Council District 9

    David Roberts in Council District 9
    The 9th Council District in South Los Angeles suffers from a toxic combination of entrenched poverty, blight, high unemployment and lagging job skills. With its current representative, Councilwoman Jan Perry, termed out and running for mayor, it is...
  • Can heir avoid capital gains taxes on sale of parents' home?

    Can heir avoid capital gains taxes on sale of parents' home?
    Dear Liz: My wife and her brother are selling their parents' home. The parents transferred the deed to their children's names years ago. My wife should receive about $85,000 from the sale. Our yearly income (one salary; she's a stay-at-home mom) is around...
  • Fedde Academy in Hawaiian Gardens enacts ambitious change

    Fedde Academy in Hawaiian Gardens enacts ambitious change
    Like almost every teacher at this Hawaiian Gardens middle school, science instructor John Laird posts his students' standardized test results in the back of his classroom. But right next to them, Laird also put up his own evaluation. "This is my report...
  • On for-profit colleges; people on welfare and where they spend their money; and Jonah Goldberg's views on the GOP and upcoming elections

    For, and against, for-profit colleges Re "The for-profit college bubble," Opinion, July 13 So-called for-profit colleges should not be allowed to play their shell game with taxpayer money. As things stand, such institutions are just one more mechanism...
  • UCLA professor told not to link class material to anti-Israel campaign

     
    In a situation that stirred questions about academic freedom, a UCLA professor has been asked not to link his class online syllabus in the World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department to a website that called for a boycott of Israel, according......