South L.A. rugby program ICEF Rugby took its first international trip to compete in Hong Kong in 2006, and film and T.V. crews have been scouting its two high school teams ever since. First there was the Academy award-winning documentary filmmaker who shot a movie reel he intended to turn into a fea ... More >>
It's official. For the first time ever in the United States, a California school district has approved a Parent Trigger, which allows parents to make changes to a failing school.
The landmark decision by the Adelanto School District to allow Desert Trails Elementary School in the Mojave Desert to ... More >>
Google MapsChurch of the Redeemer in Compton: It's no Hogwarts, but it'll do for now.You'd be hard-pressed to find a school district as opposed to the new-age charter-school movement as Compton Unified. Not once have district officials accepted an application from a charter hopeful, despite t ... More >>
Compton-ites at the Dec. 14 Compton Unified School District board meeting rallied against charter-school reformersUpdated after the jump: The Weekly gives a play-by-play of a long, passionate night -- with testimonies from nearby charter schools, a few crazies and a handful of parents who say ... More >>
Photo by Ted SoquiRicardo Lara‚ÄčIt didn't take long for EdVoice, the deep-pocketed Sacramento advocacy group, to pull a couple of quotes from last week's L.A. Weekly story on the 50th Assembly District race and slap them on an attack mailer.The story was about how Ricardo Lara got to be the favorit ... More >>
The Emptying Sky Both LAX and LA/Ontario airports are experiencing substantial decreases in their numbers of travelers, despite a wave of fare reductions. L.A. TimesFreeway With a View Rows of noise-break trees have been cut down by the side of the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, and by an apartment co ... More >>
Charter School Teachers Talk Union The L.A. Times reports that nearly 80 percent of teachers from a respected Los Angeles charter school have signed cards requesting union membership. Teachers at the Accelerated School say in the story that the school's administrative decisions have become "opaque a ... More >>