Eric Smidt must be L.A.'s least-written-about, super-rich, self-made guy pouring money into Democratic races in the U.S., and now he's given $50,000 to the Coalition for School Reform to elect Kate Anderson and Antonio Sanchez to the powerful LAUSD Board of Education, and to re-elect incumbent Monic ... More >>
Matt Sorum drums some sense into LAUSD.Updated at the bottom with video of Sorum's inspiring speech. Reporting by Tessa Stuart.
Of all the crucial LAUSD programs on the chopping block at today's board meeting -- like the entire adult-education department and after-school tutoring -- perhaps ... More >>
KCETEvans' marquee may go blank next year.By far the most concerning cut on the Los Angeles Unified School District's most recent budget proposal: The entire Division of Adult and Career Education.
If all the adult schools and career centers are eliminated, as planned, close to 350,000 stude ... More >>
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 >>
Los Angeles TimesCity Council President Eric Garcetti shows his support.Just now, the L.A. City Council unanimously approved a joint resolution to officially "support" the Occupy L.A. demonstration and "demand accountability and results from the banks we invest taxpayer dollars in." (Full tex ... More >>
photos by Gendy Alimurung
Say goodbye to chocolate and strawberry milk at Los Angeles public schools beginning July 1. The LAUSD Board of Education voted 5-2 to remove flavored milk with added sugar. A new dairy contract will exclude the chocolate and strawberry milk as part of the district's ... More >>
Award-winning Los Angeles journalist Beth BarrettInvestigative reporter Beth Barrett, the Los Angeles journalist whose scoop revealing that Antonio Villaraigosa was cheating on his wife caused him extensive political harm, has won the Maggie Award for Best Public Service Series, for her seari ... More >>
Will Mona Field, a college trustee for years, be called to account by voters?Beginning at 8:30 pm tonight, the Los Angeles City Clerk will issue the first Election Day results for seven Los Angeles City Council races where Jose Huizar, Bernard Parks, Tom LaBonge and other long-timers face ch ... More >>
Office-clinger Tamar Galatzan, behind Zuma Dogg, unsuccessfully humping to become a Los Angeles City Council member.Update: The school was in the news recently for the Jeff Stenroos faked shooting.
One of the top-rated schools in the Western U.S., El Camino Real High School -- so good that ... More >>
Merry RetirementEither we're missing something here, or this is the biggest no-brainer in the history of L.A. education (teehee, oxymoron).
The Los Angeles Unified School District is facing at least a $408 million budget shortfall for the 2011-12 school year. No matter what, someone -- make ... More >>
Anti-reformer Zimmer Steve Zimmer, elected by "sophisticates" on the Westside, is starkly shown as the leading anti-reformist on the LAUSD Board of Education in a fascinating LA Times story about how United Teachers Los Angeles got snookered by the pro bono American Civil Liberties Union, Pub ... More >>
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Fire-eater Julia Prud'homme Photo by Kiff Scholl
Theatre of NOTE presents its 15th annual Performance Marathon this
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L.A. is a city of steamroller politics and barely aware voters. It is exceedingly difficult for everyday citizens to beat an incumbent running for Los Angeles City Council or Los Angeles Unified School Board. It is almost as difficult to win an empty seat on either body unless you are the one being ... More >>