The fair not only had to compete with the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, but it was challenged by an oil crash, political conflict, and bad publicity. It remains the only World’s Fair to declare bankruptcy during its run.

The state released the results of LEAP and iLEAP tests, which gauge academic performance for third- through eighth-graders. Statewide, about 27 percent of students performed at the “mastery” level or higher in English, compared to 26 percent in last year. In math, 25 percent of students scored at this level in math, up 2 percentage points from last year.

Charles Maldonado

Charles Maldonado is the editor of The Lens. He previously worked as The Lens' government accountability reporter, covering local politics and criminal justice. Prior to joining The Lens, he worked for...