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L.A. Unified

The Los Angeles Unified School district is the second-largest in the nation, serving roughly 650,000 students every year. It is also a tough population: many of these students are poor, minority or just learning English.

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LA Schools superintendent John Deasy defends tenure

John Deasy's resignation, announced by the L.A. Unified board on Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teacher's union and a troubled initiative to get an iPad in every student's hand. Listen to the interview.

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Group lists 11 endangered US landscapes

The Cultural Landscape Foundation announced its new list of 11 parks, gardens and land-based art that are threatened by demolition, neglect or lack of funding.