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  • The Advanced Placement numbers racket

    The Advanced Placement numbers racket
    When The Times reported that the number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District had hit an all-time high, I couldn't help but wonder: Is that a good thing? AP courses help high school students gain admission to...
  • AP classes challenge the smart kids

    To the editor: Another indignant academic lambastes school curriculum and multiple-choice tests. What's the problem? More students are completing Advanced Placement classes — the horror! ("The Advanced Placement numbers racket," Op-Ed, Aug. 12)...
  • 'The Giver' Review: Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep Can't Teach This Predictable YA Thriller New Tricks

    By Inkoo Kang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Adolescence is a time of disorienting hurt and pain, which makes it a perpetually popular cinematic trope. Yet one of its potentially longest-lasting injuries has hardly been explored onscreen: the shock of...
  • Heritage parts ways with boys hoops coach Stephenson after championship season

    Months after leading American Heritage’s boys basketball team to the first state championship in program history, Charlie Stephenson is no longer the head coach. Stephenson told the Sun Sentinel Wednesday that he recently was informed by Heritage&...
  • Some warn that Gov. Jay Nixon's curfew for Ferguson, Mo., may backfire

    In an unusual declaration for an American city, Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew Saturday after fresh violence erupted here amid public anger over the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. The governor's...
  • PASSINGS: George W. Hilton

    PASSINGS: George W. Hilton
      George W. Hilton UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...
  • Are we ready for another Revolution?

    The woman was pointing to my book on the American Revolution. She was inquiring if I believed people were fed up with the way the country was being run and ready for a repeat of 1776. I wasn't totally surprised by her question. I've heard the subject...
  • 'Outlander' a Highland fling

    Diana Gabaldon's eight-book "Outlander" novel series has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, yet the author didn't publish her first story the first "Outlander" novel until she was nearly 40 and already established in an academic career as a...
  • History of Jazz gets a review at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora

    History of Jazz gets a review at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora
    The history of Jazz takes center stage on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, when composer and pianist Justin Ward Weber will be performing. Weber's performance will be done on the museum’s Wendell Castle “Caligari”...
  • Historic church building rejected for historic designation

    Historic church building rejected for historic designation
    If there is one critical aspect of the Grant Chapel building, Lindsey Hayes noted, it is not the architecture of the Methodist church that was first built in 1943. “It’s constructed in a simple, folk, ecclesiastic style,” Hayes, Winter...
  • Adventures in history [Commentary]

    Adventures in history [Commentary]
    Although the summer season still has a few weeks left, the box office take thus far suggests that Hollywood's string of consecutive records likely ended last summer. While consumer tastes are notoriously fickle in the entertainment industry, I do give...