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.

Summer is over as LAUSD students head back to school Tuesday

An estimated 600,000 students in the nation’s second-largest school district will return to their classrooms Tuesday, as Los Angeles Unified School District classes start the 2013-2014 term.

Standardized test scores show decline from last year

Standardized test scores for students in Los Angeles County and around the state dipped just slightly compared to last year, the state Department of Education announced today.

School districts receive waiver for No Child Left Behind Act

The Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana Unified School Districts, along with five other districts across the state, were granted waivers today by federal education officials from meeting provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Ex-Carson high student with cerebral palsy sues LAUSD for discrimination

A former Carson High School student with cerebral palsy is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District for allegedly denying him accessible transportation for field trips, road baseball games and the Grad Night trip to Disneyland, according to court papers ...

Golf tournament helps scholarship fund

The Pearl Foundation, an affiliate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Theta Alpha Omega Chapter, which has been dedicated to providing scholarships to college-bound students since 1992, will hold its annual charity golf tournament Aug. 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at ...

Student loan deal passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate on Wednesday approved a bipartisan deal that ensures lower interest rates on loans for students heading to college this fall.

Forbes magazine names Pomona College as second top college in the nation

Forget Harvard and Yale — tiny Pomona College was named today the second-best college in the nation by Forbes magazine, behind only Stanford.

Senate rejects plan to roll back student loan rate hike

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Democratic measure to temporarily reverse the doubling of interest rates on millions of government-subsidized student loans fell short in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, but negotiations continue on a possible compromise to halt the increase.