• Cal State trustees approve controversial tuition hike

    Cal State trustees approve controversial tuition hike

    After a heated morning of debate and impassioned statements from students, professors and lawmakers, the California State University Board of Trustees voted 11 to 8 Wednesday to increase tuition as a way to fill a looming gap in state funding. “I don’t bring this forward with an ounce of joy,”...

  • L.A. charter school network defends its founder's 2013 income of $471,842

    L.A. charter school network defends its founder's 2013 income of $471,842

    A Los Angeles-based charter school network on Monday defended its spending practices — speaking out for the first time since The Times published a story documenting a history of potential conflicts of interest and questionable use of public money. Leading up to the publication of the story, Celerity...

  • Advocates say L.A. Unified shortchanges its neediest students

    Advocates say L.A. Unified shortchanges its neediest students

    No one questions that students at La Salle Avenue Elementary, with their low academic achievement, could use a hand up. But a civic coalition spearheaded by United Way of Greater Los Angeles puts the South L.A. campus at the top of schools needing more services and attention, while the L.A. Unified...

  • UC regents debate enrollment limits on students from other states and countries, approve Berkeley chancellor

    UC regents debate enrollment limits on students from other states and countries, approve Berkeley chancellor

    University of California regents expressed an array of concerns Thursday over a controversial proposal to limit the number of undergraduates from other states and countries to 20% of total systemwide enrollment. The regents, meeting in San Francisco, also unanimously approved Carol T. Christ, a...

  • Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender database

    Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender database

    Beginning next month, visitors to any of Laguna Beach’s four public schools will need to provide identification to be checked against a nationwide sex offender database. To beef up security, the Laguna Beach Unified School District board on Tuesday approved a contract with Houston-based Raptor...

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