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  • On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech

    On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech
    Derek Bolin salvaged history in the living room of his Los Angeles apartment, digitizing dozens of reels of audio recordings of important — and rarely heard — speeches given at UCLA during the political and social unrest of the 1960s. Bolin,...
  • Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

    Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how...
  • After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher

    After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher
    Dave Clark left a sign-up sheet in the teachers' lounge at Jaime Escalante Elementary School, in a spot typically reserved for mundane announcements or the holiday potluck list. It was a quiet plea on behalf of his wife, a fellow sixth-grade teacher,...
  • With branding, Cal State schools look to send a new message

    For the longest time, Dixia Aguilar said, her mother thought she attended UCLA, not Cal State L.A. "No, Mom," she would say, "CSULA." In Long Beach, graphics design major Tyler Lampe said his campus' formal name hardly inspired school spirit. "When it...
  • Analysis finds California students attend school more than U.S. peers

    California students attend school more consistently than most of their U.S. peers, and such attendance directly relates to better performance on national math and reading tests, a new analysis has found. The analysis by Attendance Works, a San Francisco...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson

    L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson
    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy on Tuesday issued his most extensive and passionate defense yet of his actions involving Apple and Pearson, the companies that received the major contract in a $1.3-billion technology program. He asserted that he did...
  • Mexico's president thanks California leaders for welcoming immigrants

    Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto thanked California's leaders Tuesday for welcoming immigrants from his country — even those who came illegally — as he capped his first official trip to the United States. California's policies, which...
  • Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction

    Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction
    California lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward an overhaul of the voter-approved 1998 law requiring English-only instruction in public schools, another victory for Latino legislators seeking to strip away polarizing laws aimed at immigrants....
  • Calls grow for wider inquiry into bidding on L.A. Unified iPad project

    Calls grow for wider inquiry into bidding on L.A. Unified iPad project
    A day after Los Angeles Unified abruptly suspended the contract for its controversial iPad project, there were growing calls for a more thorough investigation into whether the bidding process for the $1-billion program was improperly handled. The...
  • Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature

    California lawmakers voted Wednesday to require that law enforcement agencies obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance and appeared poised to pass legislation that would allow guns to be confiscated from people declared dangerous. Assemblyman Jeff...