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Stories by Kyle Stokes
It's the second year that the public has seen results from the new exam, giving the first opportunity to chart progress over time.
The "Notice of Violations" board members issued is the first step toward yanking the charter of El Camino Real Charter High School — but the process rarely gets that far.
The decision closes a turbulent chapter in the debate over several teacher job protections. But the plaintiffs vowed to renew that debate in the state legislature.
Supt. Michelle King wants L.A. Unified to create a single deadline and application for multiple school choice programs and begin rolling it out in 2017-18.
In an interview with KPCC, King said parents in some of the vast district's neighborhoods still have trouble accessing choice programs.
Superintendent Michelle King has held up the new Girls Academic Leadership Academy as a poster-child for expanding school choice options in L.A. Unified.
The new system will give principals monthly progress reports. Supt. Michelle King said she wants every kindergarten-age English learner proficient by fifth grade.
The figure Supt. Michelle King announced Tuesday represents a three percentage-point jump from last year and a rise of more than 10 percentage points since 2011.
A wildfire burning in the mountains between Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake was about 6 percent contained late Monday.
During a summer program modeled after Civil Rights-era "Freedom Schools," black and Latino kids discussed not only Selma and Little Rock, but Dallas and Baton Rouge.
Despite mandate to serve all students, a new report says 253 of California's 1,200 charter schools have policies that restrict enrollment — perhaps illegally.
LAUSD is giving its online portal a second try after a problematic launch two years ago. The portal will allow parents to see their children's grades and absences.
LAUSD leaders have long called for the program's expansion, but wait lists remain long, and district officials reviewing bids for new magnets may be stretched thin.
Virginia-based K12, Inc., will pay $8.5 million and its 14 California Virtual Academies agreed to a series of reforms in a deal with the state's Attorney General.
The co-founders of an L.A. charter school network hold group interviews with each graduating high school senior. The feedback has occasionally prompted real changes.