I'm a veteran journalist who has spent the last 13 years writing for daily newspapers and magazines up and down the West Coast.
Education reporting has become my specialty, but I've also covered other topics, from crime to business to politics to health care. This (ever changing) site offers a sampling of my work.
Documents obtained by the Daily Breeze from the Los Angeles County Office of Education show that although Jose Fernandez had a base pay of $271,000 in the 2013 calendar year, his other benefits amounted to nearly $400,000.
Real estate agents use them to tout the desirability of neighborhoods. Parents monitor them to choose schools. Principals live and die by them. But the API, the cornerstone of California’s K-12 accountability system, has suddenly vanished.