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  • Mixed data on STAR exams for Burbank schools

    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...
  • Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate

    Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate
    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...
  • Inequality is hindering economic growth

    Inequality is hindering economic growth
    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...
  • Apodaca: Let's not overreact to dip in test scores

    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...
  • White House warns of Head Start cuts in California

    White House warns of Head Start cuts in California
    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...
  • More classes, less waiting

     More classes, less waiting
    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...
  • State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves

    State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves
    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.   Los Angeles...
  • Coast approves $10 million budget hike

    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...
  • California Legislature curbs spending impulse

    California Legislature curbs spending impulse
    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...
  • Navy must look 'very hard' at aircraft carrier cuts

    Navy must look 'very hard' at aircraft carrier cuts
    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...
  • Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands

    Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands
    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...