By Patrick Range McDonald and Megan Diskin Updated at the bottom: Details of Deasy's now-moot resignation proposal. Plus, Mayor Eric Garcetti's reaction. And, UTLA condemns the decision. The LAUSD Board of Education announced tonight it is keeping Superintendent John Deasy, renewing his contract t ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with reaction from school board president Richard Vladovic. First posted at 3:02 p.m. Last night news broke of LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy's possible resignation. L.A.-based civic organizations are reacting, slamming the Board of Education for going after him and calling h ... More >>
In reaction to the L.A. riots, black flight from Los Angeles whittled the K-12 population down to only 9 percent African-American, as of the 2009-10 school year. But those roughly 61,000 black kids are being punished much more harshly than white, Asian or Latino kids, according to new data from the ... More >>
Is this finally the tipping point in turning around LAUSD schools?
By Hillel Aron The kids aren't alright.Today, full page ads appear in the L.A. Times, Daily News and La Opinion taken out by Don't Hold Us Back -- respected organizations calling out United Teachers Los Angeles and LAUSD for letting kids fail. The new supergroup includes The United Way, The ... More >>
How a dedicated community organizer becomes an insulated, perk-oriented politician
King/Drew gets closer to extinction, while Crenshaw High gets de-accredited. But folks are fighting back
School board passes A–G requirement
Bernard Parks says he’s not in the mayoral race for exercise or to rain on Hahn’s parade
The Coalition for Educational Justice is fighting generations of neglect with a secret weapon — students
32 years after her own experience with school desegregation, the writer wonders, What good did it do?
One of L.A.’s truly diverse districts may be on the verge of big — and unwelcome — change
L.A. Weekly’s recommendations in the major contested races of the March 2 primary