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  • Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing
    Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing

    Latino voters consider California's standardized tests an important measure of student growth and school performance, according to a new poll that shows the state's largest minority group also feels strongly about teacher accountability and investing additional dollars in public education.

  • Doctors at UC student health clinics start strike
    Doctors at UC student health clinics start strike

    Unionized doctors began a rolling strike Thursday at student health clinics on UC campuses, accusing the university of unfair labor practices during negotiations for the physicians’ first contract.

  • Students put expertise into plain English
    Students put expertise into plain English

    It was a simple question: What do you study? But UCLA doctoral candidate Oscar Campos started to give anything but a simple answer — he talked about cells and biology and how his research related to cancer but that he wasn't technically a cancer cell biologist. And then he stopped.

  • UC San Diego management school receives a $100-million pledge
    UC San Diego management school receives a $100-million pledge

    UC San Diego’s management and business school will receive an additional $100 million in donations over time from financier and insurance industry executive Ernest Rady and his family foundation, the university announced Tuesday.

  • How to even the educational playing field for Latino kids
    How to even the educational playing field for Latino kids

    On the day they start kindergarten, Latino children are often already at a disadvantage. Their social skills and readiness to listen and learn are top-notch, but their cognitive and verbal skills, abilities that strongly predict future academic success, tend to be significantly less developed than...

  • For historically black colleges, quiz bowl can mean higher profile
    For historically black colleges, quiz bowl can mean higher profile

    When D'Ondre Swails went to college, he looked for a way to replicate the energy and team spirit he had when he ran varsity track in high school. At the historically black, all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta, he discovered the world of quiz bowl.

  • Efforts to expand California university systems are growing
    Efforts to expand California university systems are growing

    The death last week of former University of California system president and UC Irvine chancellor Jack W. Peltason at 91 elicited warm memories of the modest political scientist who achieved high positions in American academia without losing his sense of humor. He also was known for his role in...

  • CSU administrators' pay gains outpace those for faculty, report says
    CSU administrators' pay gains outpace those for faculty, report says

    California State University administrators made significant gains in hiring and compensation over the last decade while faculty lost ground or failed to keep pace in both areas, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Faculty Assn.

  • Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show
    Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show

    Helicopter flight training companies were able to collect tens of millions of dollars a year through a loophole in the latest GI Bill in part because officials didn't enforce laws aimed at preventing abuse of veteran education benefits, according to interviews, court records and state and federal...

  • UC extends discounted tuition to military veterans
    UC extends discounted tuition to military veterans

    Military veterans and their dependents who are UC students will be able to pay lower in-state tuition even if they otherwise are not eligible, the UC regents decided Thursday.

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