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Citizen Wants to Stop UCLA Giving Undocumented Immigrants Financial Aid

Citizen Wants to Stop UCLA Giving Undocumented Immigrants Financial Aid

Earl De Vries, represented by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch Inc., filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.
LAUSD Dropout Rate Improves

LAUSD Dropout Rate Improves

The dropout rate among LAUSD students who began ninth grade together in 2009-10 was 17.3 percent, according to the state Department of Education.
LAUSD Teacher's Union President Will No Longer Actively Campaign for Re-election

LAUSD Teacher's Union President Will No Longer Actively Campaign for Re-election

The runoff election takes place this month with ballots set to be counted April 29.
LAUSD Reaches Settlement in Lawsuit Accusing District of Unfairly Laying Off Teachers

LAUSD Reaches Settlement in Lawsuit Accusing District of Unfairly Laying Off Teachers

The Los Angles Unified School District board of education is scheduled to consider the proposed settlement at its April 22 meeting. The settlement also needs court approval.
Study: Schools' Anti-Bullying Efforts Should Focus on Friendship

Study: Schools' Anti-Bullying Efforts Should Focus on Friendship

Children with social connections -- even just one friend -- are at less risk of suffering severe symptoms after being bullied, said study author Jaana Juvonen, a UCLA professor of psychology
Holy Guacamole: L.A. School Gets Burrito Vending Machine

Holy Guacamole: L.A. School Gets Burrito Vending Machine

Would you eat a burrito from a vending machine? Tell us in the comment section below.
USC's School of Journalism Names New Director

USC's School of Journalism Names New Director

Willow Bay most recently served as senior editor for The Huffington Post in Los Angeles and was a correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV.
No More 'Vaping' on Campus; City Bans E-Cigarette Use at Community Colleges

No More 'Vaping' on Campus; City Bans E-Cigarette Use at Community Colleges

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Council voted to prohibit "vaping" at restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other public spaces
Activists Deliver 5K+ Petitions to LAUSD, Call for More Money for Poor, English Learners

Activists Deliver 5K+ Petitions to LAUSD, Call for More Money for Poor, English Learners

"Our members are really worried the dollars won't be determined at the local level," said one leader of the movement.
Disney Star Tells L.A. Students 'What You are Posting Online Leaves a Digital Footprint Everywhere You Go'

Disney Star Tells L.A. Students 'What You are Posting Online Leaves a Digital Footprint Everywhere You Go'

Disney Channel star Raini Rodriguez, who is known for her role on "Austin & Ally," was on hand for the kick off of the campaign, which runs through next week.
L.A. Charter School Students Learn More than District School Peers, Study Says

L.A. Charter School Students Learn More than District School Peers, Study Says

The 2014 Los Angeles Report found that citywide, compared to traditional school alternatives, 48 percent of charter schools have significantly larger learning gains in reading, while 44 perc
Teachers' Union Calls for Increased Funding for LA Schools

Teachers' Union Calls for Increased Funding for LA Schools

In January, the UTLA sent a letter to the LAUSD school board to ask for a 17.6 percent salary increase retroactive for the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
Los Angeles Unified Sticking With Plan to Provide iPads to Students

Los Angeles Unified Sticking With Plan to Provide iPads to Students

Some parents, teachers and students planned an afternoon rally to protest the school board's decision last month to continue using construction bond funds to buy up to 67,500 iPads for phase
Magic Johnson and Crew Buy WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks

Magic Johnson and Crew Buy WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, and Dodger co-owners Todd L. Boehly, Robert L. Patton and Stan Kasten made the purchase for an undisclosed sum.