L.A. Unified Settles Sex Abuse Lawsuits
The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement in 58 lawsuits over allegations of sexual misconduct by former teachers at Miramonte Elementary School. The district has been in mediation with students and their families for months.
Activists Pressure Sacramento on Environmental Law
A coalition of environmental and labor groups rallied on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, raising the alarm over the governor's call to reform the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Developers have long called for changes to make it harder for people to challenge projects -- but they, and the governor, face a fierce political battle in the months to come.
Kids Lost in Education Funding Shuffle
When foster care children move between homes, they often end up changing schools too. It's disruptive and can hurt their grades, which is why years ago California put a system in place to help. Foster Care Services is often held up as a model for other states -- but now it's in jeopardy. Governor Brown's proposal to give local school districts more control over state revenue would eliminate the $15 million program, and send that money directly to school districts instead.