Superintendent of Public Instruction: Addressing needs of educational system

The Superintendent of Public Instruction is responsible for carrying out the rules set by the state Board of Education, as well as those dictated by the education code. The person holding this office is responsible for both public and private ...

Johnson stresses cohesion and cooperation as key to a successful LAUSD

While Rachel C. Johnson may arguably not have the name recognition of other candidates vying for the open District 1 seat, she none-the-less brings an impressive resume to the race. The longest serving member of the school board since unseating ...

The Accelerated School sends 93 percent of their students to college

The Accelerated Schools’ principal has a simple message for her students: “It’s not if you’re going to go to college, it’s where you’re going to go to college,” Katherine Aguirre said. “It’s not an option. The options have been limited. ...

Perfect attendance

Los Angeles Unified School District pupils in grades K-12 can participate in the 2013-14 LAUSD School Attendance Challenge underway through May 2014.

Ford targets HBCU students

Are you a student attending a Historically Black College and University who’s interested in giving back to both your community and your university? If so, Ford is inviting you to enter the Ford Community Challenge Competition for Historically Black Colleges ...

LAUSD board extends Deasy’s contract

Ending days of speculation that John Deasy was prepared to step down as superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District board today gave Deasy a “satisfactory” job evaluation and extended his contract for another ...

LAUSD students win field trips to farms

Five Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and their students won field trips to farms where food served in cafeterias is grown, it was announced today.

PUSD clerical error exacerbated truancy rates

After reporting Los Angeles County’s highest truancy rate last year, the Pasadena Unified School District now says it made a clerical error and that its truancy rates are in fact much lower than originally stated, it was reported today.

L.A.’s first citywide walk to school day set for Wednesday

City and school district officials are encouraging participation in Wednesday’s inaugural citywide Walk to School Day.

LAUSD removes iPads from several schools

The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious $1 billion plan to equip every student with an iPad appeared today to remain mired in uncertainty.

Grammy Camp and Grammy Signature Schools program now accepting applications

High school students considering a career in music and administrators in charge of music programs have until Oct. 22 to apply for the 10th annual Grammy Camp next summer and the Grammy Signature Schools program.

Edison Scholars selected

Hawthorne student Chika Okonkwo, third from left, was one of 30 students selected by Edison International this year to each receive a $40,000 scholarship to pursue studies in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field.

Barack Obama Charter School hosts giveaway

Last week, students at Barack Obama Charter School (BOCS) in Los Angeles kicked-off the new school year with donated backpacks, books, and free haircuts.

Federal funding cuts hit 57,000 preschoolers

Federal spending cuts are hitting 57,000 children who would have started preschool in the next few weeks. The Administration for Children and Families reported Monday that 51,299 fewer children will begin Head Start preschool programs and 5,966 fewer toddlers will ...

Summer ended early for LAUSD children this morning

An estimated 600,000 students in the nation’s second-largest school district returned to classes today for the start of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 2013-14 term, with stepped up security at campuses.