Kyle Stokes

Education Reporter

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Is your local school any good? What does "good" even mean? I help parents understand what defines quality education and which tools let them assess — and sometimes even choose — their own schools. I examine the forces that drive which students get advantages and which students get left behind, in school and beyond.

Stories by Kyle Stokes

Two-thirds of LAUSD high school seniors on-track for diploma

But less than half of Class of 2016 students are passing required courses with grades Cal State or UC campuses require for admission.

Compton teachers play hooky to protest slow-moving negotiations

The sick-out at four Compton schools is an apparent show of dissatisfaction with the progress of labor contract talks between their union and the district.

10 million California students' records to be disclosed in suit

The release includes personal information, including some Social Security numbers, for students who've attended California schools since 2008. But you can object.

'Walk-ins' spotlight national interest in LA charter fight

The president of the nation's second-largest teachers union says countering the proposed expansion of charter schools in Los Angeles is "amongst her highest priorities."

LA teachers union seeks to re-negotiate evaluation system

​​The union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District wants to re-work how the district rates teachers' job performance.