Tom Torlakson

L.A. graduation rates up

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The high school graduation rate in Los Angeles County for the 2011-12 school year was 74.7 percent, with a dropout rate of 14.9 percent, according to figures released today by the state Department of Education.


California students' English, math scores improve

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California students posted gains in English and math proficiency for the ninth straight year, but the so-called achievement gap between black and Latino students and their white and Asian peers remains […]



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