Newsom budget proposes $900 mi...

Jan 14, 2020 by

Tackling a statewide shortage of teachers was front and center in California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget Gov....

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UC should not dumb itself down...

Nov 12, 2019 by

Studying really hard can earn you high grades, but it might not do much for you on the SAT. Colleges need to know who is both smart...

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Letters to the Editor: Math ca...

Oct 28, 2019 by

You can’t swap advanced math classes for courses on data science and expect high schoolers to have the same opportunities...

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Colleges received at least $60...

Oct 6, 2019 by

At least nine schools accepted gifts in 2018 or later, when states and counties began efforts to hold the Sackler family accountable...

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Setting up a needless barrier ...

Sep 6, 2019 by

By Vikash Reddy – The California State University is considering a requirement that high school seniors applying to the Cal...

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California ethnic studies must...

Aug 16, 2019 by

The Jewish experience in America, including teachings about anti-Semitism, must be included in California’s new ethnic studies...

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California’s proposed ne...

Aug 4, 2019 by

California’s proposed new ethnic studies curriculum is an impenetrable melange of academic jargon and PC bromides. In a state...

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Failure of L.A. school tax mea...

Jun 9, 2019 by

Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner and other high-profile backers of a property tax to benefit public schools...

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He couldn’t speak as a child. ...

May 19, 2019 by

When Bruno Youn was 3 years old, his mother noticed something was off about her firstborn son. He could parrot what he heard. He...

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For first time, L.A. schools h...

Apr 4, 2019 by

The Los Angeles school district has focused in recent years on boosting high-school graduation rates and sending more students to...

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How a couple worked charter sc...

Mar 29, 2019 by

The warning signs appeared soon after Denise Kawamoto accepted a job at Today’s Fresh Start Charter School in South Los Angeles....

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He’s getting into college with...

Mar 22, 2019 by

On the mantel in a South Los Angeles home, the lovingly arranged keepsakes reflect a family’s pride. Damion Lester Jr. smiles broadly...

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Admissions scandal exposes muc...

Mar 16, 2019 by

Steve Lopez – Stanford was out of the question for me. My grades were borderline and my parents didn’t make enough money to...

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Dalai Lama: We need an educati...

Mar 11, 2019 by

By Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama – When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters...

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L.A. teachers union rallies su...

Dec 25, 2018 by

By Howard Blume – In its 69 pages of demands to the school district, the union representing Los Angeles teachers barely touches...

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L.A. teachers set to strike Ja...

Dec 20, 2018 by

A labor agreement is not the only thing dividing the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers. One missing element...

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Push for young minority voters...

Nov 3, 2018 by

Various groups are pushing hard to register record numbers of young minority voters, emphasizing the importance of getting their...

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The $40-million race for Calif...

Oct 23, 2018 by

History has found few statewide races more sleepy than the campaigns for superintendent of public instruction, perhaps because the...

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California’s standardize...

Oct 8, 2018 by

California releases its standardized test scores for last year — and they’ve improved overall, but there’s still a long...

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UC opens doors to record numbe...

Jul 15, 2018 by

The University of California has opened its doors to a record number of Californians, hitting a historic high of 24,568 transfer...

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