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  • UC, roiled by 1st Amendment controversies, to launch national free speech center

    UC, roiled by 1st Amendment controversies, to launch national free speech center

    The University of California, where the free speech movement started and students now argue over how far unrestricted expression should go, announced plans Thursday to launch a national center to study 1st Amendment issues and step up education about them. “There have been more serious issues about...

  • Students are more anxious in the Trump era, teachers say

    Students are more anxious in the Trump era, teachers say

    When UCLA researchers asked public school teachers across the country last spring about their students’ emotional states, just over half said they thought more students were experiencing “high levels of stress and anxiety” than they had in the previous school year. Researchers surveyed a representative...

  • UCLA Republicans protest potential security fees for talk by conservative Ben Shapiro

    UCLA Republicans protest potential security fees for talk by conservative Ben Shapiro

    The UCLA Republican club is taking a preemptive free-speech stand against security fees that administrators could charge their club for an upcoming visit by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. “The security costs are being used as a barrier to free speech,” said Tyler Fowlkes, vice president...

  • His three allies on the L.A. school board want Rodriguez to take a leave. He says no.

    His three allies on the L.A. school board want Rodriguez to take a leave. He says no.

    Ref Rodriguez’s closest allies on the Los Angeles school board on Tuesday called on him to step aside until he resolves his criminal case and other legal problems. Rodriguez flatly refused, in a statement he posted on social media. The three board members made their request on a day that Rodriguez...

  • Heat and wind shorten school day for Santa Monica, Malibu students

    Heat and wind shorten school day for Santa Monica, Malibu students

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District gave students the option of leaving school early Tuesday because of the heat and high winds. There will also be a “minimal day” schedule Wednesday, which means most schools will end between noon and 1 p.m., and serve lunch earlier in the day. L.A....

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