Grant High School wins L.A. Unified Academic Decathlon in a year of firsts

Grant High School in Valley Glen wins an all-online 2021 Academic Decathlon with 47 other Los Angeles high schools.

For a learning pod of homeless students, school days unfold in a motel carport

The effort is part of a pilot program called Kids First to help homeless families and children in L.A. get healthcare, tutoring and permanent housing.

Parents are paying up to $100 an hour for tutors, driving up demand and worsening inequities

Tutoring could be the solution to learning losses brought on by coronavirus-forced school closures. But students who need it the most have the least access.

USC admits largest, most diverse freshman class despite coronavirus setbacks

USC's new freshman class is the largest and most diverse in the university's history, reflecting similar trends in the UC system and coming as overall college enrollment numbers across the U.S. have declined amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A crisis hotline for transgender people, by transgender people

In six years, the Trans Lifeline has answered more than 65,000 calls from people seeking support and solace from across the globe.

Demonstration over Dijon Kizzee’s fatal shooting ends with deputies, protesters clashing

At the demonstration, protesters called for police agencies to be defunded and residents to vote L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey out of office.

Through doll play, an L.A. therapist reminds Black girls of their innocence

A project in Los Angeles uses doll play to address the phenomenon of "adultification bias," a form of racial prejudice that can lead teachers and other authority figures to treat Black girls as more mature than they actually are.

To party or not to party? USC students living off-campus weigh COVID-19 risk

Parties and college life go hand-in-hand. But the COVID-19 pandemic has turned collegiate revelry into a highly risky proposition. The first week of classes at USC offers insights into the social order.