| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:41 PM
With degrees from both UCLA and USC, William Covino is well aware of the prestige of those higher education heavy-hitters.
Even before assuming the presidency of Cal State L.A. in September, the longtime educator was strategizing ways to add his new...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:17 PM
When Alma Renteria attended Lynwood High School, one of her best friends was a gifted soccer player and math student. "I thought he'd be an engineer," she said.
But her friend was taking too few classes to fulfill requirements and barely graduated. Then...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:56 PM
Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now.
Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Los Angeles was the scene last week of two events that took on corporate-style school reform, which emphasizes competition and accountability and is promulgated by many state governments and the U.S. Department of Education.
The first consisted of two...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:06 AM
A 20-year-old man accused of trying to assault two women near UCLA residence halls turned himself in to police over the weekend.
Daniel Fernando Hoyos Isaza of Santa Clarita surrendered to university police with his attorney present around 1 p.m....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:35 PM
A series of assaults on female students at Cal State Northridge, including one on a woman who used a stun gun to escape, has prompted school officials to paper the campus with fliers seeking more information.
The latest incident occurred about 8 a.m....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Thousands of California students in foster care are suffering from an "invisible achievement gap," with worse academic performance, a higher dropout rate and placement in more failing schools than their statewide peers, according to a study set for...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has made it no secret that he wants California colleges to ramp up online education as a way to increase access and reduce costs.
He emphasized the point recently when he named a Cal State Northridge computer science professor to the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The flatbed trucks have backed onto the worn grass fields that ring Bulldog Stadium, which can mean only one thing: college football.
It's four days before Fresno State's next game, but preparations have begun. The trucks are packing aluminum frames and...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Is the Bible a work of fiction or nonfiction?
The question spawns genuine confusion.
One thing is certain: Calling the Bible a work of fiction is a sure-fire way to rile up believers, particularly as we head into the “war on Christmas”...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:31 PM
Free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $45-million, three-year contract, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
The agreement was subject to a physical, according to people who spoke to the...