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Stories by Kyle Stokes
The complaint formally accuses Long Beach Unified School District officials of spending state funding intended for high-need students on district-wide expenses.
Two bills in Sacramento would apply state open records and open meetings laws, as well as an ethics law, to the few charter schools that don't already follow them.
White kids in the U.S.'s largest cities continue to have mostly-white neighbors — in large part because their parents want to send them to mostly-white schools.
This at-risk ninth grader made his school's "focus list" and then promised to stop skipping class and boost his grades. What will it take to get him into college?
Per-pupil spending in high schools with high concentrations of needy students is going up. But in elementary and middle schools, spending lags behind.
L.A. Unified school officials seem serious about slashing the district's central office budget by $86.5 million — a cut of roughly 25 percent.
By 2018-19, L.A. Unified's budget will be in the red — but, according to new projections, perhaps not as far in the red as an ad from the last election suggested.
The charter schools-versus-teachers union narrative has gotten so familiar in L.A. that it's easy to forget why the battle exists — and why it matters to families.
In semi-official returns, L.A. County and city voters approve Measure H homeless tax, reject the Measure S development proposal and re-elect Mayor Eric Garcetti.
It's hard to win historically low-turnout L.A. school board elections. But East Valley candidates face an added challenge: break out of a crowded field.
Outside money have come to dominate school board races in L.A. Unified. Now, more of those expenditures are going negative than ever before
A candidate in next week’s L.A. Unified School Board primary says union "issue ads" are actually campaign ads whose cost should have been disclosed.
A 2014 KPCC investigation revealed close communications between then-superintendent John Deasy and executives at Pearson before the contract had been awarded.
As one of the drivers was being patted down, he pulled out a handgun and opened fire, authorities said. The shooter may also be a suspect in a homicide committed earlier in the day.
Monday's rally at L.A. City Hall was the latest demonstration against Trump's agenda and policies. Similar rallies were held in cities around the country.