Administration eases student-loan debt

According to a report released last week, “Taking Action: Higher Education and Student Debt,” California has more people with federal student debt than any other state in the nation—just over 4 million student loans valued at $103.42 million. Many of ...

Summer offerings increase at schools

School is out and selected students at local public campuses have an opportunity to attend summer session.

LAUSD to target most needy students

The Los Angeles Board of Education took a number of actions that will impact the local community at its board meeting Tuesday. Key among those, was approval of an Equity is Justice Resolution directing Superintendent John Deasy to develop an ...

Marlton student wins contest

Moises Tobias, an 11th grader at Marlton School, is one of four students recently named as a winner in the annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Lancaster participates in Partners in Education program

Lancaster’s Performing Arts Center (LPAC), as well as the Lancaster School District (LSD) have been accepted to the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Kennedy Center’s Education Department is committed to ...

Horton played large role in state budget surplus

You’ve heard of the State Board of Equalization (BOE), but most California residents rarely peer into the daily responsibilities of this vital Sacramento panel. Jerome Horton is chairman of the body that is solely responsible for statewide tax administration and ...

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.