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  • UC student panel calls for divestment from Israel and other nations
    UC student panel calls for divestment from Israel and other nations

    The statewide panel that represents student governments across the University of California voted over the weekend to urge that UC end any investments in companies that aid in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. In addition, the UC student Assn. urged the UC regents to sell off holdings in...

  • Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts
    Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts

    Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a coveted, $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. And, associates say, he's no longer certain that he wants to reward traditional school districts at all.

  • The Times' endorsements for LAUSD Board of Education
    The Times' endorsements for LAUSD Board of Education

    With the departure of Supt. John Deasy, the atmosphere is calmer in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Board meetings are blessedly shorter and less rancorous. Interim Supt. Ramon Cortines has been ably putting out the fires Deasy left burning, including those arising from the troubled...

  • UC widens vaccination requirements for 2017
    UC widens vaccination requirements for 2017

    All UC students will have to be vaccinated against measles, meningitis, whooping cough and several other diseases or they will not be allowed to register for classes in fall 2017, university officials announced Friday. Those shots will be in addition to the current systemwide requirement for...

  • L.A. Unified food guru David Binkle is pulled from job
    L.A. Unified food guru David Binkle is pulled from job

    In the last five years, Los Angeles Unified has won national acclaim — including praise from First Lady Michelle Obama — for its bold initiatives to transform school food from fatty meals to more healthful fare.

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