| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Local public schools saw modest gains in English but a small dip on math test scores, according to data released this week by the California Department of Education.
In Burbank, 69% of students tested as proficient or advanced in the English-language...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Japan's economic growth slowed in the second quarter, spurring debate over whether the country should raise its sales tax in order to more quickly pay down its public debt.
The country's gross domestic product grew at an annualized 2.6%, coming in at a...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Everyone has heard that tackling poverty and inequality is bad for the economy. This is the dilemma that economist Arthur Okun, writing in the 1970s, called "The Big Trade-Off" — equality and efficiency are at odds. Yet more and more research and...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:43 PM
The Newport-Mesa school district recently reported that its most recent standardized test scores declined slightly from a year earlier, the first drop in a decade.
The results mirrored similar declines statewide, a development that led to a spasm of...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock.
But the announcement bewildered state...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:38 PM
For the first time in three years, Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College students returned to campus Monday morning to more classes and sharply reduced class wait-lists.
Fewer classes and lengthy wait-lists have been frustrating realities...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:44 AM
California public schools lost ground this year in overall academic performance for the first time in a decade, but more than half met state goals for achievement on reading and math standardized tests, according to data released Thursday.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously has approved a $238-million budget — about $10 million more than last year.
Now that the district is recovering from budget cuts that plagued previous years, officials are...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — With a rebounding economy and a $6-billion tax hike approved by Californians last fall, the Legislature's freshly minted Democratic supermajority began the year with the money and power to reverse years of deficit-driven budget cuts and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:43 PM
NORFOLK — Even as the U.S. prepares to christen its newest aircraft carrier, oncoming budget cuts will compel the Navy to seriously consider reducing the overall size of its carrier fleet, the Navy's top officer said Wednesday.
Any move in that...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...