• School board official: Albuquerque schools COO dies on trail

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public Schools confirmed Tuesday that the hiker who died on a New Mexico trail was a top administrator with Albuquerque Public Schools.

    Updated: 12:14 pm

  • In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, parent Olivia Samaripa, far right, with her daughter Aria, 2, pull a wagon carrying petitions calling for their school to be converted to a charter school in the Mojave Desert town of Adelanto, Calif. More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest school district are now enrolled in charters, draining nearly $592 million from the budget in one school year alone. In Los Angeles, school board members are waging a battle to try and regain the public's trust in district schools. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

    As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation’s second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year.

  • Ex-Auburn baseball coach sues seeking $1 million buyout

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn baseball coach Sunny Golloway has filed suit in federal court seeking payment of his $1 million buyout.