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  • iPad use out of sync with L.A. charter school's philosophy

    iPad use out of sync with L.A. charter school's philosophy
    The eighth-graders in Stephanie McGurk's class at Ocean Charter School began a recent day as they usually do: reciting a verse celebrating nature. Next, they played scales on recorders as they sat in a classroom furnished with wood furniture, lamps,...
  • Dr. John M. Freeman dies at 80; expert in children's epilepsy

    Dr. John M. Freeman dies at 80; expert in children's epilepsy
    Dr. John M. Freeman, a longtime Johns Hopkins University pediatric neurologist and medical ethicist who was known as an expert in pediatric epilepsy, died Jan. 3 of cardiovascular disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 80. His death...
  • City College of San Francisco to remain accredited pending trial

    City College of San Francisco to remain accredited pending trial
    A private commission cannot revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco until a trial is held to determine if the action is lawful, a judge ruled Thursday. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges had moved to strip...
  • L.A. Unified finally hiring teachers again

    L.A. Unified finally hiring teachers again
    After an extended period of layoffs and hiring freezes, the Los Angeles Unified School District has resumed bringing on new teachers, while also being more selective about their quality than in the past. The nation's second-largest school system...
  • Cal State L.A. president hopes to raise profile of campus

    Cal State L.A. president hopes to raise profile of campus
    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...
  • As schools give students computers, price of L.A.'s program stands out

    As schools give students computers, price of L.A.'s program stands out
    The Perris Union High School District is paying $344 apiece for a Chromebook for every student. Nearby, Riverside Unified purchased a variety of devices, including the Kindle Fire and iPad Mini, for as low as $150 each. In San Diego Unified, some students...
  • Jerry Brown unveils California budget blueprint at news conference

    Jerry Brown unveils California budget blueprint at news conference
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday detailed his plans to continue nursing California back to financial health, emphasizing the need to carefully guard the surplus revenue generated by the recovering economy. The governor, during a Thursday...
  • Students and faculty blindsided by for-profit school's closure

    Students and faculty blindsided by for-profit school's closure
    Hundreds of students and faculty at a financially troubled South Gate trade school were left angry and unsure of their fate Thursday, after the school abruptly closed its doors and federal officials said students would no longer be eligible for...
  • Jerry Brown ready to commit to a rainy-day fund

    Jerry Brown ready to commit to a rainy-day fund
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown stepped out from behind the podium holding a green marker, ready to assume the role of professor. As he laid out his new budget plan, he circled the spot on a chart showing California's budding surplus. Some people...
  • Union response to LaMotte decision reflects internal divisions

    Union response to LaMotte decision reflects internal divisions
    This post has been corrected. The Los Angeles teachers union was notably absent in the debate this week over replacing Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, reflecting a difficult situation for United Teachers Los Angeles. The union, embroiled in its own...
  • L.A. Unified should appoint a successor to LaMotte

    There's been an empty seat on the Board of Education since South Los Angeles representative Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte died unexpectedly last month. On Tuesday, board members are expected to decide how to fill her spot. Their options are...