| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:50 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Michael S. Roth slams the American Studies Assn. for "unfairly singling out Israel" in its vote to boycott that nation's academic institutions; he calls the action an "irresponsible attack on academic freedom."
As a 39-year member of the American...
| Dec 26, 2013
Re "Voice of 'silent prison,'" Dec. 22
Thank you for the wonderful article about a wonderful young man. Ido Kedar's life with autism reminds me so much of the struggles we faced when trying to obtain services through our school district for our...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:19 PM
UC Riverside senior Matthew Emeterio was worried that he might be short of degree credits and have to delay graduation past next spring. But thanks to a soon-to-debut online program linking far-flung UC campuses, he expects to finish on time.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:21 PM
No one saw the superhero in mild-mannered Clark Kent.
Jim O'Connor keeps his students fooled too.
In his algebra and calculus classes at St. Francis High School, he is stern — no excuses, no coddling. "If you look at the clock," said senior...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I t-h-i-n-k …
Ido Kedar sits at the dining room table of his West Hills home. He fidgets in his chair, slouched over an iPad, typing. He hunts down each letter. Seconds pass between the connections.
… A-u-t-i-s-m-l-a-n-d …
| Dec 22, 2013
On Nov. 20, just two weeks before their final exam for the semester, students enrolled in a night class in political science at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga received a rude surprise. They were told by a dean that their professor, Stefan Veldhuis,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:21 PM
When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:55 PM
The American Studies Assn. recently passed a resolution that "endorses and … honor[s] the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions." The action was taken, the group explained, because "there is no effective...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:17 PM
To see teacher Rose Gilbert — a nonstop, 5-foot dynamo — in front of a high school classroom was to see a master at work.
"I'm on fire," she would tell her 12th-graders in Room 204 at Palisades Charter High School, emphasizing the point by...