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  • Rose Gilbert dies at 95; revered Palisades High English teacher

    Rose Gilbert dies at 95; revered Palisades High English teacher
    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...
  • Boycott of Israeli universities: A repugnant attack on academic freedom

     Boycott of Israeli universities: A repugnant attack on academic freedom
    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...
  • Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system

    Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system
    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...
  • The highly educated, badly paid, often abused adjunct professors

    The highly educated, badly paid, often abused adjunct professors
    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,...
  • In the 'silent prison' of autism, Ido Kedar speaks out

    In the 'silent prison' of autism, Ido Kedar speaks out
    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 … He...
  • Colorado shooter was said to be targeting his school debate coach

    Colorado shooter was said to be targeting his school debate coach
    CENTENNIAL, Colo.—An 18-year-old high school student reportedly frustrated when he was ejected from the school debate club has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at a suburban Colorado high school Friday, wounding another student...
  • After a long dry spell, more of state's teachers get pay raises

    After a long dry spell, more of state's teachers get pay raises
    After several lean years, thousands of California teachers are winning pay hikes, bonuses and other benefits in contract negotiations — the fruits of voter-approved school funding increases. The $6.1 billion in new funds headed for schools this...
  • LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised

    LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised
    L.A. Unified is improving faster — in some categories much faster — than most other large, urban school systems, according to the latest results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which tests a sample of students nationwide....
  • Columbine shooting continues to cast shadow over schools

    Columbine shooting continues to cast shadow over schools
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — As she does every day, Kay Cates asked her 10-year-old son how his school day went. He shrugged. "We did math. We did reading. We had a lockdown," the Boulder fourth-grader replied. She froze. When pressed, the boy...
  • Reinventing yourself all over again

     
    Alex Horvath has been a photojournalist for more than 30 years. He was laid off July 30 from his job as Director of Photography for the Bakersfield Californian. Framework asked him to write about re-inventing himself....
  • Students only know a fraction of math teacher's good deeds

    Students only know a fraction of math teacher's good deeds
    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...