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  • Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy
    Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy

    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship members say they just want to spread the word, to provide a welcoming space for believers and non-believers alike on college campuses that sometimes can seem cold and isolating.

  • UCLA conference center and hotel wins court victory
    UCLA conference center and hotel wins court victory

    UCLA has won a court victory for the conference center and hotel under construction at the center of the Westwood campus. A Superior Court judge has ruled against a lawsuit from critics in a neighborhood organization who alleged that environmental studies for the project were inadequate and...

  • Advisors work to freeze 'summer melt,' get students to college
    Advisors work to freeze 'summer melt,' get students to college

    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.

  • UCLA's legal fees in fatal lab fire case neared $4.5 million
    UCLA's legal fees in fatal lab fire case neared $4.5 million

    After UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran walked out of court in June, his lawyers issued a news release hailing the "first-of-its-kind" deal that all but freed him from criminal liability in a 2008 lab fire that killed a staff researcher.

  • L.A. school board OKs plan to resolve Jefferson High problems
    L.A. school board OKs plan to resolve Jefferson High problems

    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $1.1-million plan to provide a longer school day, additional classes and tutoring to Jefferson High students who lost instructional time as a result of widespread scheduling problems this semester.

  • L.A. Unified seeks to reassure Jefferson High parents
    L.A. Unified seeks to reassure Jefferson High parents

    Los Angeles school officials tried to reassure concerned parents Monday that they have resolved most scheduling problems at Jefferson High School and also will make up for class time students have lost.

  • Tracking system glitches affected special needs students, report says

    Problems with the Los Angeles Unified School District's new student tracking system led to widespread difficulties in identifying special needs students and placing them in the right programs, according to a court-appointed monitor's report released Monday.

  • LAUSD's student information system becomes a technological disaster
    LAUSD's student information system becomes a technological disaster

    With a few taps on a computer keyboard, a student's entire school history from kindergarten to high school graduation was supposed to show up on the screen. That perfect score on a third-grade spelling test, that trip to the principal's office for talking too much in class, that day...

  • Proposed fixes for Jefferson High include more classes, longer days
    Proposed fixes for Jefferson High include more classes, longer days

    Students at Jefferson High are likely to have expanded course offerings and longer school days to address massive scheduling problems that resulted in lost instruction time this fall, officials have confirmed.

  • Judge orders state to fix Jefferson High scheduling issues
    Judge orders state to fix Jefferson High scheduling issues

    For weeks, Armani Richards sat in the Jefferson High School auditorium waiting to be assigned classes for his senior year. The student body president wanted to enroll in subjects that would help him pursue a career in chemistry or computer science.

  • School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy's evaluation
    School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy's evaluation

    The Board of Education began deliberations Tuesday on the evaluation of Supt. John Deasy, who has come under fire for his handling of a $1.3-billion effort to provide iPads to all students and for what critics call an autocratic, ineffective leadership style.

  • Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy
    Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy

    Local business and civic leaders are calling on the Los Angeles Board of Education to retain Supt. John Deasy, hoping to head off potential action by a board majority that is unhappy with him.

  • 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.

  • 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...

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