He’s getting into college with...

Mar 22, 2019 by

On the mantel in a South Los Angeles home, the lovingly arranged keepsakes reflect a family’s pride. Damion Lester Jr. smiles broadly...

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Admissions scandal exposes muc...

Mar 16, 2019 by

Steve Lopez – Stanford was out of the question for me. My grades were borderline and my parents didn’t make enough money to...

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Dalai Lama: We need an educati...

Mar 11, 2019 by

By Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama – When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters...

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L.A. teachers union rallies su...

Dec 25, 2018 by

By Howard Blume – In its 69 pages of demands to the school district, the union representing Los Angeles teachers barely touches...

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L.A. teachers set to strike Ja...

Dec 20, 2018 by

A labor agreement is not the only thing dividing the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers. One missing element...

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Push for young minority voters...

Nov 3, 2018 by

Various groups are pushing hard to register record numbers of young minority voters, emphasizing the importance of getting their...

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The $40-million race for Calif...

Oct 23, 2018 by

History has found few statewide races more sleepy than the campaigns for superintendent of public instruction, perhaps because the...

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California’s standardize...

Oct 8, 2018 by

California releases its standardized test scores for last year — and they’ve improved overall, but there’s still a long...

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UC opens doors to record numbe...

Jul 15, 2018 by

The University of California has opened its doors to a record number of Californians, hitting a historic high of 24,568 transfer...

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At this Chinese school, Big Br...

Jul 1, 2018 by

A Chinese high school monitors the emotions of students through artificial intelligence cameras. At first, it just seemed cool. When...

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California tells schools how t...

Apr 2, 2018 by

As the fight over California’s immigration laws intensifies, Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Friday released a policy guide for school...

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Asian Americans think an elite...

Mar 28, 2018 by

Attending a prestigious school is no guarantee of success. College admissions season is here. In the coming weeks, millions of high...

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UC President Napolitano calls ...

Mar 20, 2018 by

University of California President Janet Napolitano said Monday that the public university system should open its doors more widely...

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Inside the fight over how to a...

Feb 26, 2018 by

Black students in San Francisco would be better off almost anywhere else in California. By Joy Resmovits – Many attend...

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Two senior L.A. school distric...

Jan 30, 2018 by

Two senior administrators have resigned amid allegations that they tolerated a climate of sexual harassment in the procurement...

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Federal audit finds problems w...

Jan 18, 2018 by

What does it mean when California and Los Angeles boast rising graduation rates? Though the federal government released a report...

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Questions over LAUSD chiefR...

Jan 7, 2018 by

The Los Angeles Unified School District is poised to start the spring semester next week amid lingering questions about when ailing...

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Built to last: Former LAUSD Su...

Dec 29, 2017 by

Former Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer gave an A+ to the polished cement under his feet this month at the newly constructed...

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Students get Thanksgiving dinn...

Nov 20, 2017 by

875 students from 55 schools in Orange County received prizes for improving their school attendance, behavior and grades in time for...

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UC regents admonish UC Preside...

Nov 16, 2017 by

University of California regents have strong words for UC President Janet Napolitano about her approval of a plan by her top aides to...

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