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  • Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration
    Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration

    Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man."

  • California pols have failed vocational education students

    To the editor: Please tell me why low-income students have to pay big bucks for vocational degrees when California should be providing the education in public schools. ("Corinthian boosted figures to obtain federal funds," July 16)

  • Regents name new UC San Francisco leader, approve chancellor pay raises
    Regents name new UC San Francisco leader, approve chancellor pay raises

    The UC regents Thursday confirmed UC San Francisco's medical school dean, Sam Hawgood, as chancellor of that health sciences campus and set his new salary at $750,000, a 13.8% increase. The regents also approved 3% pay raises for other UC chancellors and some top administrators.

  • UC appoints Jewish student regent amid controversy
    UC appoints Jewish student regent amid controversy

    For the second time in two years, passions surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts have entered an unlikely forum: the UC regents' selection of student representatives on the university governing board.

  • Beverly Hills High School principal files lawsuit against district
    Beverly Hills High School principal files lawsuit against district

    The principal of Beverly Hills High School filed a federal lawsuit against the school district Wednesday, alleging that officials routinely ignored his complaints of racial discrimination and retaliated against him through attacks in the media, harassment and by denying job opportunities to...

  • UC student regent is approved despite debate and call for delay
    UC student regent is approved despite debate and call for delay

    University of California regents on Wednesday voted to confirm a new student representative to the board, despite protests from a pro-Palestinian group and others that the Jewish student from UCLA may have a conflict of interest. His critics say he was supported by a donor who backs Israeli...

  • Art Center College of Design builds toward the future
    Art Center College of Design builds toward the future

    Brandon Mamone works on his science-fiction-themed paintings in a studio with a coveted feature: a window that lets in a lot of natural light. The Art Center College of Design student said he was lucky to get the space in the college's new building in Pasadena, close to restaurants, art...

  • Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality
    Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality

    In Beverly Hills, high school students can take a U.S. history course for $798 this summer; in La Cañada Flintridge, Spanish is offered for $775, and in Arcadia, a creative writing course costs $605, plus a $25 registration fee.

  • UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop
    UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop

    UCLA has agreed to pay $500,000, including $350,000 in scholarships, to settle a claim by a prominent African American judge over alleged mistreatment and racial profiling by campus police during a traffic stop last year, officials announced Friday.

  • Kashkari calls out Gov. Brown for silence on teacher job protections
    Kashkari calls out Gov. Brown for silence on teacher job protections

    The way Gov. Jerry Brown sees it, California has upended the nation's practice of shortchanging the schools of poor and minority students.

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