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  • Questions Emerge Over School Board Candidate

    By Howard Blume

    March 1, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A leading contender in next week's L.A. school board race is at odds with USC and UCLA over his academic standing, the latest in a series of uncomfortable disclosures for Christopher Arellano.

    Arellano, 33, the candidate endorsed by the powerful Los Angeles teachers union, did not...

  • Superintendant Romer Wants to End Term Early

    By Howard Blume

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer, the central figure in efforts to improve local schools, has quietly informed top school officials that he would like to leave the job by September, some nine months before his contract expires.

    Romer made his request to L.A. Unified school board...

  • Battling Board Backs Bond

    By Howard Blume

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    What a difference a day makes.

    In 24 little hours, the L.A. school board journeyed last week from chaos to harmony; from nothing to a November ballot measure; from no new taxes to a bond measure that will ask voters to raise their property taxes for schools "one last time."

    If...

  • Schoolyard Brawl

    By Howard Blume

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

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  • Doctor of the Barrio

    By Beverly Gray

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Julie Korenstein speaks out on environmental matters, she credits her mother, Dr. Pauline Furth, with shaping her own crusading spirit. Korenstein, who represents District 6 on the Los Angeles Unified School District's school board, said that throughout her life her mother has...

  • Valerie Fields A Voice For Change

    By Bill Lambert

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Valerie Fields decided to run for the school board four years ago, it wasn't her first experience with education policy or trying to fix our schools.

    I first met Valerie 25 years ago when she was the top education adviser to Mayor Tom Bradley. We worked together on projects like...

  • Photo Finish

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    April 10 is the ultimate day at the track for the nation's second-largest school district. Never before has so much ridden on the backs of campaign horses as in the current race for positions on Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Board of Education.

    Vying for two of three...

  • A Class Act

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The political question of the week is, "What will David Tokofsky do now?" For four years, Tokofsky, the veteran teacher and former coach of Marshall High School's champion academic decathlon team, has played the role of maverick on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board. He...