Bruno Youn has autism and couldn't speak as a child. Now he's a senior with a 3.8 GPA at Claremont McKenna College and will speak at his commencement Saturday.
Jackie Goldberg has won a seat on L.A. Unified school board once more, after her opponent in a special election conceded late Tuesday night.
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland, who doubled the size of the University of California's newest and most diverse campus and boosted graduation rates of its mostly low-income and first-generation students, will retire.
Board District 5 enrolls the largest number of Latino students in L.A. Unified. But in Tuesday's runoff, two white candidates will vie for a school board seat.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage at UCLA on Wednesday to urge students to reach higher by going to college, getting career training or joining the military. It was the first time she celebrated her initiative, College Signing Day, on the West Coast.
Shanti Raminani, 12, and Mia Turel, 13, skipped six grade levels to attend Cal State Los Angeles — the only university in California that accepts students so young. Experts say schools across the country need to do more to support whiz kids.
Gardner Street Elementary scheduled the vote following release of a documentary in which two men accused Jackson of molesting them as children.
The LAUSD board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a resolution directing the superintendent to report on the feasibility — including costs — of a 2020 ballot measure that would lower the voting age to 16 in school district elections.
Nipsey Hussle was embedded in the Hyde Park community and spent time at schools in the area. Because of that involvement, students are experiencing his death in a more personal way than just as music fans.
Juniors are taking the SAT test for free in schools across Los Angeles for the first time. The Los Angeles Unified School District is having every junior take the exam during the school day. Officials hope the effort will get more students to go to college.
As pressure mounts on politicians to rethink California's charter school policies, all eyes are on Gov. Gavin Newsom. Is the new governor interested in tackling one of the state's thorniest issues?
Hit hard by the recession and declining enrollment, some of California's smallest school districts have been approving charter schools in exchange for fees. The practice, which is legal, has given districts an incentive not to monitor misbehaving charters.
California’s charter law — passed in 1992 — allowed for charter schools to be authorized and overseen by hundreds of school districts. It also allowed for multiple appeals if schools were denied. Clark and Jeanette Parker were charter operators who used all the choices to make millions.
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.
As ballots continue to be counted, Heather Repenning has edged ahead of Graciela Ortiz in the contest to see who will face front-runner Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for a pivotal seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education.
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.