L.A. School District Moves Forward With Potential Layoffs
More than 600 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and staff could be out of work by summer. School officials say they're facing a $160 million budget deficit that could make the layoffs necessary. Workers say it's because of a contract dispute. The LAUSD board voted to issue the layoff notices on Tuesday -- but the job cuts can be avoided if the district can balance its books by June.
What's Behind Low Graduation Rates for Special Needs Students?
Students in California with special needs are graduating at lower rates -- and that's troubling because most special ed students aren't cognitively impaired. On Wednesday, a task force will tell the state Board of Education how it can do better.
'Santa Clara Plan' Could Provide Roadmap for Stadium Building in California
The dream of having a pro football team in the huge Los Angeles market has gotten closer to reality. Inglewood has already approved a new stadium. In Carson, where the Chargers and Raiders could build a stadium, supporters will start collecting signatures this week to put the plan to a vote. Those teams are looking for new homes, in part because their home cities are reluctant to supply the funding that has traditionally made stadiums possible. So how can the small cities of Inglewood and Carson pull this off?