Damion Lester lives in a violent and impoverished L.A. neighborhood, but he's kept up his grades and is getting into college — without the wealth and advantages of families such as those ensnared in the college admissions scandal.
Top colleges have poured resources into recruiting and supporting low-income students, and their efforts have shown results. But the recent admissions scandal paints a much different picture in the public eye.
UC's decision to table a vote on raising nonresident tuition comes after students and some regents expressed concern that doing so could limit diversity and hurt some immigrants.
University of California President Janet Napolitano has ordered an investigation into UC involvement in the nationwide college cheating scam that has ensnared dozens of wealthy families.
William J. Johnston, who steered L.A. Unified through stormy integration battles during his long tenure as superintendent, has died at 92.
A Los Angeles jury on Thursday ordered the El Monte Union High School District to pay $2 million to the family of a student who was sexually molested by her teacher.
Eli Broad on Tuesday, election day, gave $100,000 to a PAC that supported Heather Repenning in the race to fill an open seat on the L.A. school board.
Some student leaders criticized the announcement by UC President Janet Napolitano, saying nonresidents should not have to pay higher tuition either.
The education system designed to serve low-income students is increasingly too expensive for them to attend, according to a new study that found nearly 20% of California community college students are homeless.
More than 120 faculty members at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College are demanding the ouster of President Laurence Frank, who they say has failed to address scandals over grade fraud and alleged misuse of federal funds.
Jackie Goldberg leads in early returns in an election to fill a Los Angeles Board of Education seat left vacant when Ref Rodriguez resigned after pleading guilty to breaking campaign-finance laws.
A prominent former dean at Loyola Marymount University is accused of firing a campus whistleblower to hide alleged financial improprities, according to claims in a lawsuit filed Monday.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will visit UCLA in May to headline her national celebration of all high school seniors and transfer students who commit to higher education.
The race to fill an LAUSD school board seat — which follows a six-day teachers strike — could tip the balance between charter-school and teachers-union supporters. The future of L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner also could be affected. The seat opened up after Ref Rodriguez resigned.
University of California cancels its subscription to mega-publisher Elsevier after what it calls a blow for free access to publicly funded research.
In the wake of a Los Angeles teachers' strike that attracted popular support, the Board of Education will ask voters in June to raise their taxes in support schools.
After the six-day teachers' strike in January, Los Angeles school officials have changed course and decided to ask local voters to support a school parcel tax. But there's not a lot of time left to convince L.A. residents.
California State University's controversial reforms eliminating non-credit remedial courses have helped thousands more students pass college-level math classes and move closer to a degree, new data show.
Oakland teachers went on strike Thursday over class size, nurses, salary and charter schools. It was the second teachers strike in California this year.
Keith Brown, the Oakland union president, said teachers’ strikes in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the country energized Oakland teachers and showed them a path toward winning concessions he says are crucial to offering a strong public education.
An L.A. school board member is pressing for a deeper look into what consultants are telling Supt. Austin Beutner about how to fix the nation's second-largest school system.
Los Angeles school officials have released the secret contracts of senior advisers to Supt. Austin Beutner on his L.A. Unified restructuring plan.
Colleges and universities across California are scrambling to revise their Title IX procedures after a state appellate court ruled that accused students have a right to a hearing and to cross examine their accusers.
The Los Angeles Community College District acted properly in selecting a manager for its multi-billion construction bond measure program, a judge has ruled, dismissing allegations of unfair treatment by the losing bidder.
The winner of the L.A. County academic decathlon is West High of Torrance. They now know more about the 1960s than their older relatives who lived through that decade.
The governor has asked state schools Supt. Tony Thurmond to convene an expert panel to study the impact that charter schools have on school districts.
A $3.3-billion construction bond for the L.A. Community College District approved by voters in 2016 has sparked controversy over lawsuits, overspending and performance problems.
Getting into college is hard. Getting the degree is harder — especially if you're a low-income minority student. A local charter-school organization thinks it can make an impact by more carefully matching students with a college that's the best fit.
The 3% systemwide drop could be a temporary blip, experts said, but demographic trends have already affected college enrollment nationwide, even at elite institutions in the Northeast.
The L.A. Board of Education on Tuesday approved a contract with teachers, along with a non-binding resolution that calls on state officials to support a moratorium on new charter schools.
Occidental President Jonathan Veitch, who survived campus racial protests and student demands for his resignation, will step down next year, the school's board of trustees announced Sunday.