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Is your local school any good? What does "good" even mean? I help parents understand what defines quality education and which tools let them assess — and sometimes even choose — their own schools. I examine the forces that drive which students get advantages and which students get left behind, in school and beyond.
Stories by Kyle Stokes
Parents in Los Angeles face an often overwhelming array of choices for where to educate their children in a taxpayer-funded setting.
Black students and those with disabilities were suspended from charter schools at disproportionate rates — but at similar rates to traditional schools.
What is a "good" school? Do all the choices out there make it easier or harder to find one? Even if you don't have kids, it's something to consider.
Parent trigger advocates say they submitted more than 350 signatures in February, enough to force the district to turn over 20th Street to a charter operator.
District staff have recommended denial for as many applications for new charters in the last two months as they have in the last two years.
School officials announced that a one-time infusion of state funding would take a big bite out of the district’s short-term budget deficit.
Leaders of 30 charter networks say LAUSD has again unfairly dinged an application to open a new school — this time, for a charter high school in Westchester.
A federal judge had ordered the release of a complete database of California student information to plaintiffs in a wide-ranging lawsuit about special education services.
Students will get more than one score for each academic subject, but no more effort grades. The new draft also condenses a section on social skills and study habits.
Much of the hearing was spent wrangling over whether it a court should be weighing in on tenure — or whether it was a policy matter best left to the legislature.
The second round begins in a blockbuster battle that could dismantle job protections enjoyed by California's K-12 teachers for decades.
But less than half of Class of 2016 students are passing required courses with grades Cal State or UC campuses require for admission.
The sick-out at four Compton schools is an apparent show of dissatisfaction with the progress of labor contract talks between their union and the district.
The release includes personal information, including some Social Security numbers, for students who've attended California schools since 2008. But you can object.
The president of the nation's second-largest teachers union says countering the proposed expansion of charter schools in Los Angeles is "amongst her highest priorities."