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Exclusive: Cecily Myart-Cruz’s Hostile Takeover of L.A.’s Public Schools

The head of the L.A. teachers' union is ambitious, audacious, and uncompromising. But critics blast her as a demagogue whose gamesmanship during the pandemic took a toll on the kids she claims to fight for

UCLA Lab School Teachers Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices

Educators at the prestigious UCLA Lab School are protesting what they call bad faith from management in the second UC strike in recent months

Inside the Cutthroat Rivalry Between Two of L.A.’s Elite Preschools

Money. Gossip. Ambition. When the cofounders of Santa Monica’s Cassidy Preschool left to start a new school, things got ugly fast
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How UCLA Students Fought for—and Won—the Right to Shape Westwood’s Future

Long alienated from the neighborhood advisory process, students and allies have affordable housing in their sights

How L.A.’s Brentwood School Became a Battleground in the Culture Wars

A shift to a progressive curriculum has parents, faculty, and students at the elite private school locked in a furious ideological struggle that's tearing the campus apart

Why ArtCenter’s Auto Design Program Is One of the Most Influential on the Planet

The modern Mini, the original Ford Taurus, and the Ferrari F430 are just a few of the iconic cars styled by ArtCenter talent
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A Chinese Cheating Ring at UCLA Reveals an Industry Devoted to Helping International Students Scam Grades

Operation TOEFL Recall was overshadowed by Operation Varsity Blues, but it’s just as scandalous

Dr. Feelgood: ‘Bad City’ Exposes Secret Life of Scandalous USC Dean

The Dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine had it all: $1 million salary, sterling credentials, and lucrative research grants. But when a troubled 22-year-old overdosed in a Pasadena hotel suite the 66-year-old had booked for them, Dr. Carmen Puliafito’s double life as a meth abuser and drug procurer should have ended his career. But it didn’t. Not until a relentless Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, battling USC, the Pasadena police, and his own newspaper’s editors, finally broke the story.
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Inside the South L.A. High School That’s Giving the Doctors of Tomorrow a Head Start

Meet some of the students getting a top-grade medical education at King/Drew Magnet High School in Willowbrook

How USC Became the Most Scandal-Plagued Campus in America

Once known as the University of Spoiled Children, USC has had a hard time growing up