Researchers have received a $3.26-million federal grant to study the effectiveness of online academic credit recovery programs — the kind that allow students to make up failed classes and graduate on time — in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The grant, from the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, will pay for the American Institutes for Research, a nonprofit research group, to study how online makeup courses for Algebra 1 and ninth-grade English compare with retaking the class in person.
In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university.
There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician.
During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.
Phalaen Chang, an incoming junior at California School of the Arts, writes about the importance of both STEM and humanities courses.
Last semester, we had a seemingly simple assignment: research a career you would be interested in pursuing and write an annotated bibliography to go along with the research. As a bunch of teenagers who barely plan past the next test date, many of us were stuck on the very first step: picking a profession.
“Well… on a career test I took, I was told I would best be suited for being a lumberjack,” my friend deeply involved with dance said, confused. “Do I just do mine on a lumberjack then?”
The University of California regents on Thursday stepped up their financial oversight of the president’s office, approving its $800-million spending plan only after engaging in deeper discussion and asking for more detailed data than ever before.
The scrutiny was prompted by a critical state audit in April that found the president’s office had used “misleading” budget practices and amassed an undisclosed surplus of $175 million.
The University of California is headed toward allowing all campuses to use letters of recommendation in admissions decisions for the first time, despite concerns that the policy could hurt students who have less access to teachers and counselors who could artfully write the endorsements.
As the system’s nine undergraduate campuses grapple with a record number of applicants — nearly 210,000 last fall — UC Berkeley has sought to invite letters from all prospective students.
In less than two months, the California State Board of Education must submit its plan for satisfying the federal Every Student Succeeds Act to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Its members voted to address its requirement to define the term "ineffective teacher" Wednesday, but leave until later the completion of a formula for identifying low-performing schools, as the law also requires.
Los Angeles civic leader George Kieffer says he is “revved up” about taking the helm of the University of California Board of Regents this week, and he’s already set his top priority: improving relations with state lawmakers.
UC may be the nation’s top public research university, but tensions with Sacramento have escalated in recent years. Legislators have begun exerting more control over the system’s purse strings and this year voted themselves the power to directly fund the Office of the President.