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  • 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 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students
    LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students

    Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad.

  • Audit criticizes panel for move to revoke S.F. college's accreditation
    Audit criticizes panel for move to revoke S.F. college's accreditation

    In a blistering critique, state auditors Thursday faulted the decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of San Francisco's only community college and found that the overall authorization process is weak.

  • LAUSD OKs budget; spending on teachers, needy students to grow
    LAUSD OKs budget; spending on teachers, needy students to grow

    Marking a new direction in school finance, the Los Angeles Board of Education unanimously approved a $6.6-billion budget Tuesday that features the largest funding boost in years and the first-ever blueprint for spending millions of new dollars to improve the academic performance of the...

  • Bill would let winemaking students under 21 taste their work
    Bill would let winemaking students under 21 taste their work

    On what she expects will be the "most exciting day of her life" next month, Jaclyn Cubillas will probably be working on a lush Northern California vineyard, surrounded by grapes destined to become fine Syrah and Zinfandel.

  • Tuition financial aid on the way for middle-class California families
    Tuition financial aid on the way for middle-class California families

    Some financial relief is in sight for thousands of middle-class students at California's public universities, under a new and unusual state program that will provide aid to families that earn up to $150,000 annually.

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