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  • New L.A. teachers too often placed with neediest students, study finds

     
    A new study has found that inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are disproportionately more likely to be assigned to lower-performing math students, perpetuating the achievement gap....
  • Wife of deposed Chinese leader formally charged with murder

     
    Charges in China scandal: Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, and one of her aides were formally charged with murder of a British businessman, the official New China News Agency reported Thursday. Gu and her aide, Zhang Xiaojun,...
  • Brown's cancer doctor a leader in his field, colleagues say

     
    Dr. Eric J. Small, the oncologist treating Gov. Jerry Brown’s cancer, is highly respected in the profession and a leading expert on the treatment of prostate cancer, colleagues say. The governor "is in very good hands,’’ said Stuart...
  • Online education groups add colleges from U.S. and overseas

     
    Two of the emerging providers of online college classes, Coursera and edX, are announcing significant expansions in the numbers of campuses that will join their organizations and offer free courses. The high-powered competitors, both founded last year,...
  • Student test scores can identify effective teachers, new study says

     
    Student standardized test scores can accurately identify effective teachers, along with other performance measures such as classroom observations and pupil surveys, according to a major national study released Tuesday. The study of 3,000 teachers in seven...
  • Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria

     Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria
    When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted. And the hope is they'll also be more...
  • Robert Finigan dies at 68; noted Bay Area wine critic

    Robert Finigan dies at 68; noted Bay Area wine critic
    Robert Finigan, who elevated wine criticism in the early 1970s with an influential newsletter that was notable for its authoritative and unvarnished appraisals, died Oct. 1 at his San Francisco home. He was 68. His wife, Suzanne, said the cause of...
  • Media coverage of Obama largely negative, study finds

    Media coverage of Obama largely negative, study finds
    Rick Perry really did get an easy ride, Ron Paul really has been ignored and Barack Obama truly can’t catch a break. That's a rough summary of the findings of a massive, computer-based study of campaign coverage by the Pew Research Center's Project...
  • Roy L. Ash dies at 93; former Litton president, budget director

    Roy L. Ash dies at 93; former Litton president, budget director
    Roy L. Ash, a co-founder and former president of Litton Industries who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget in the 1970s during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He was 93. Ash, who had Parkinson's disease, died Dec. 14...
  • Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian

    Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian
    Oscar Handlin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at Harvard University whose classic portrait of 19th century European emigrants launched the modern study of immigration as the predominant American story, died Sept. 20 in Cambridge, Mass. He was 95. The...
  • Walter H. Shorenstein dies at 95; Democratic Party fundraiser and San Francisco real estate mogul

    Walter H. Shorenstein dies at 95; Democratic Party fundraiser and San Francisco real estate mogul
    Walter H. Shorenstein, known as a titan of downtown San Francisco real estate development and a highly influential Democratic Party donor and fundraiser, has died. He was 95. Shorenstein, former chairman and chief executive of the Shorenstein Co., died...