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JanicaRose Buensuceso had planned to leave Orange County and attend college at Cal State East Bay in Northern California. Then family and financial problems emerged in the weeks after she graduated from Los Amigos High School, making the move increasingly difficult.

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  • L.A. County education officials seek to revoke group's charter

    The Los Angeles County Board of Education has notified a South Los Angeles charter school organization that it intends to revoke its charter after a state audit found that administrators funneled millions in state funds to the schools' founder and former director, her relatives and...

  • Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests
    Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests

    Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in an unprecedented student protest over free speech restrictions on the UC Berkeley campus. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours. Subsequent protests went on for months.

  • L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983
    L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983

    In 1983, a South Los Angeles elementary school principal received a call about one of his teachers, a 32-year-old just a few years on the job. On a student field trip to a museum, Mark Berndt had dropped his pants, a parent complained.

  • Crenshaw principal says teachers' dismissals not tied to union activity
    Crenshaw principal says teachers' dismissals not tied to union activity

    The principal of Crenshaw High School testified in a hearing Thursday that 12 former teachers who allege they were targeted and removed because of their union activism were let go from the campus for a variety of other reasons, including subpar instruction.

  • UCLA launches effort to bolster inventions and revenues
    UCLA launches effort to bolster inventions and revenues

    UCLA on Wednesday launched a new, not-for-profit affiliate and advisory board that will seek to increase the number of patents stemming from faculty research, then get the inventions and discoveries into the commercial realm faster.

  • O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district
    O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district

    A former English teacher at Newport Harbor High School is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses.

  • Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
    Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

    The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000.

  • UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct
    UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct

    In a sweeping effort to combat sexual misconduct on campus, University of California officials unveiled a systemwide plan Wednesday, calling for mandatory training for all students, staff and faculty, improved support for victims and more thorough investigations.

  • L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle
    L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

    Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the...

  • 73,000 state university students awarded Middle Class Scholarship funds
    73,000 state university students awarded Middle Class Scholarship funds

    Despite concerns that California's new Middle Class Scholarship program awards would have to be reduced because of high demand, officials said Monday that there was plenty of money to fully fund all the eligible applicants.

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