Creek fire closes dozens of northeast San Fernando Valley schools today

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Creek fire closes dozens of northeast San Fernando Valley schools today
Dozens of schools in the northeast San Fernando Valley will be closed today due to the ongoing Creek fire that exploded near Sylmar on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced. As of Tuesday night, the fire had scorched at least 11,000 acres, injured multiple firefighters, burned dozens of homes and resulted in thousands […]
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Two journalism schools rescind awards given to Charlie Rose

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Two journalism schools rescind awards given to Charlie Rose
Panels at both Arizona State University and the University of Kansas coincidentally came to the same decision Friday.
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Back charter schools for more student options

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Back charter schools for more student options
Charter schools are often the only viable option for parents and students seeking alternatives to monopolized traditional public schools. But school districts can often stand in the way of even the most academically successful charter schools. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s board will consider the fate of dozens of charter schools in […]
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Until poverty eliminated, schools won’t graduate 100 percent of students, expert says

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Until poverty eliminated, schools won’t graduate 100 percent of students, expert says
By Theresa Harrington, EdSource California has made higher graduation rates one of its key measures for assessing school performance as part of its new accountability system. Graduation rates have increased steadily in California in recent years, now reaching an average of 83.2 percent for the class of 2016. But just how high can or should graduation rates go? Los Angeles […]
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New law allows LAUSD – and rest of state’s schools – to donate uneaten food

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New law allows LAUSD – and rest of state’s schools – to donate uneaten food
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves nearly 650,000 meals a day to its students, including breakfast, lunch — and now at some schools, vegan lunch — and an afternoon meal the district calls “supper.” And not all of that food gets eaten. But earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill […]
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Amanda Seales schools Caitlyn Jenner on being a minority in America

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Amanda Seales schools Caitlyn Jenner on being a minority in America
Perry’s “Dinner With Discourse” turned into a hotbed for debate.
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Schools pushing back against Netflix hit ‘13 Reasons Why’

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Schools pushing back against Netflix hit ‘13 Reasons Why’
We’ve seen letters from two school heads advising parents to discuss the Netflix hit with their kids, even providing materials about suicide to help.
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Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to Chicago Schools

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Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to Chicago Schools
He has called on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to fund schools “without caveats or ultimatums.” read more
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Chance the Rapper blesses Chicago Public Schools with $1M promise

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Chance the Rapper blesses Chicago Public Schools with $1M promise
Are you ready for your miracle?
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Chance the Rapper to donate $1M to Chicago’s public schools

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Chance the Rapper to donate $1M to Chicago’s public schools
“This isn’t about politics. This isn’t about posturing. This is about taking care of the kids,” he said during a press conference.
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