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Stories by Kyle Stokes
Michelle King, the L.A. Unified School District school district has been on medical leave since mid-September. She announced Friday she won't return.
Neighbors didn't wait for government aid to start arriving in Upper Ojai. Their ad-hoc relief operation in a corner store parking lot is now a community hub.
The Thomas Fire ignited naturally-occurring oil seepages. They're still burning — and though they don't pose high risk, they're tricky to put out.
L.A. Unified alleges a pattern of "neglecting to provide comprehensive responses and accurate information" about Rodriguez's alleged financial misdeeds. The charter says it's done nothing wrong.
On Friday afternoon, officials identified the only known victim of the Thomas Fire, 70 year-old Virginia Pesola.
Some Ojai residents, ex-residents and evacuees say they've been frustrated with what they feel are infrequent or incomplete updates about the spreading Thomas Fire — both from local news outlets and from fire officials.
Missing the amount of school these LAUSD students missed not only puts their education at risk — it also costs the district money, a task force has concluded.
A recent analysis shined fresh light on where to find racially homogenous schools in California — so KPCC put the state's data on a map.
The U.S. House's tax bill proposes to end several programs that have been crucial to financing charter school projects nationwide.
A dispute between LAUSD and a prestigious charter school raises a question: what sort of education do parents have a right to expect from their local public school?
L.A. Unified school board members will vote Tuesday on whether to create a new district mobile app that would serve as a hub for parents and students.
An eleventh-hour deal that saved 11 schools from denial by the LAUSD board could fundamentally alter how district leaders regulate charters for years to come.
L.A. Unified officials will recommend approval for 11 of 14 charter school requests they'd initially asked the school board to deny, three sources tell KPCC.
The decrease comes as educators at every level work to curb disciplinary practices that remove kids from school.
District officials have asked the L.A. Unified School Board to reject an unprecedented 14 charter school applications during their meeting next Tuesday.