Education

The TV and film star is the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme. The case has resurfaced questions about college access, race and privilege.

from NPR

It’s been a year since Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg began her school strike on the steps of her country’s Parliament, in order to draw attention to climate change.

Teens take the lead on cleaning the planet. Will adults follow?

It’s been a year since Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg began her school strike on the steps of her country’s Parliament, in order to draw attention to climate change.

from Design and Architecture

Emails between USC's athletics department and admissions office were made public this week.

USC officials eyed prospective students with rich parents

Emails between USC's athletics department and admissions office were made public this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jocalyn Sanford grew up in Stockton, California, where she took AP classes in high school and was captain of her track team.

Low-income students turn to UCSB's Promise Scholars Program for success

Jocalyn Sanford grew up in Stockton, California, where she took AP classes in high school and was captain of her track team.

from Greater LA

The U.S.

Do women-only STEM programs discriminate against men?

The U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is one of the few states that does not require school systems to provide buses for all kids to get to campuses. Thus, California is near the bottom in per-pupil bus riders.

Where did LA's school buses go?

California is one of the few states that does not require school systems to provide buses for all kids to get to campuses. Thus, California is near the bottom in per-pupil bus riders.

from Greater LA

It's the first day of school for tens of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students across the LA Unified School District.

Baldwin Hills Elementary on day 1: music, culture, and social justice

It's the first day of school for tens of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students across the LA Unified School District.

from Greater LA

It's the first day of school at LAUSD, and teachers have a new    contract    that resulted from their six-day strike in January.

As kids go back to school, what will look different at LAUSD?

It's the first day of school at LAUSD, and teachers have a new contract that resulted from their six-day strike in January.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you’re a parent in LA, would it be helpful to you if you had a rating, like an Amazon or Yelp score, for a particular LA Unified school?

Should LAUSD grade its own schools?

If you’re a parent in LA, would it be helpful to you if you had a rating, like an Amazon or Yelp score, for a particular LA Unified school?

from Greater LA

"Her-story," "cis-hetero-patriarchy," and "Whiteness" (with a capital W) are terms included in a proposed ethnic studies curriculum that could become a graduation requirement for…

Criticism to new bill that says California high school students must take ethnic studies class to graduate

"Her-story," "cis-hetero-patriarchy," and "Whiteness" (with a capital W) are terms included in a proposed ethnic studies curriculum that could become a graduation requirement for…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sausalito is a wealthy liberal town north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County.

Why Sausalito is at the center of a desegregation fight

Sausalito is a wealthy liberal town north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The UC and Cal State System are facing big lawsuits over their handling of sexual assault cases.

UC and state schools face class action lawsuits from students accused of committing sexual assault

The UC and Cal State System are facing big lawsuits over their handling of sexual assault cases.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UC Berkeley is usually one of the highest ranked universities in the country.

Berkeley becomes 'unranked' on top colleges list. Do these listings matter to high school grads?

UC Berkeley is usually one of the highest ranked universities in the country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chinese professors and students in the U.S. are under more scrutiny these days as the Trump administration has intensified its surveillance of academia.

Chinese professors face increased scrutiny due to Trump’s tense relationship with China

Chinese professors and students in the U.S. are under more scrutiny these days as the Trump administration has intensified its surveillance of academia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Languages along with the world views they contain are dying out at an alarming rate. Sadly, this is by no means an accident, argues Lena Herzog.

The Sordid Story Behind the Mass Extinction of Languages

Languages along with the world views they contain are dying out at an alarming rate. Sadly, this is by no means an accident, argues Lena Herzog.

from Scheer Intelligence

John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, will be the first to be sentenced in the scandal. Prosecutors are calling for a "meaningful" sentence to rebuild faith in the system.

Sailing coach to be sentenced in college admissions scandal

John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, will be the first to be sentenced in the scandal. Prosecutors are calling for a "meaningful" sentence to rebuild faith in the system.

from Morning Edition

Like more than a thousand other LA high schools, Roosevelt High School has a big, fancy prom at the end of the year.

You’re invited to the Roosevelt High School prom

Like more than a thousand other LA high schools, Roosevelt High School has a big, fancy prom at the end of the year.

from Greater LA

Remember the LA teachers strike?

Why LA is voting on Measure EE, the tax to support LAUSD

Remember the LA teachers strike?

from Greater LA

Every day, we write emails, text messages, Facebook rants, Instagram captions. Whether you like it or not, grammar matters.

The great Oxford comma debate and grammar rules you can ignore

Every day, we write emails, text messages, Facebook rants, Instagram captions. Whether you like it or not, grammar matters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand