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  • Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy

    Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed two bills aimed at curbing truancy and absenteeism among California students. The bills, part of a package proposed by state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and several lawmakers, would have required school boards and...
  • Bonds should not pay for iPad curriculum, new L.A. Unified head says

    Bonds should not pay for iPad curriculum, new L.A. Unified head says
    Newly installed Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines said he opposes using construction bond money to pay for curriculum on student computers, raising new questions about the future of the system's controversial $1.3-billion technology project....
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Cal State Northridge bans pledge activity at fraternities, sororities

    Cal State Northridge bans pledge activity at fraternities, sororities
    As Cal State Northridge investigates another possible hazing incident, the school has banned its 54 fraternities and sororities from all recruitment and pledging activities for new members possibly until spring, officials said. Campus leaders said the...
  • Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests

    Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests
    Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in an unprecedented student protest over free speech restrictions on the UC Berkeley campus. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours....
  • KIPP charter school group plans major expansion in L.A. area

    KIPP charter school group plans major expansion in L.A. area
    One of the nation's largest charter school organizations has announced an ambitious expansion plan to more than double its enrollment in the Los Angeles area over the next six years. KIPP LA now operates 11 schools that serve about 4,000 students; by...
  • L.A. Unified students could take iPads home soon

    L.A. Unified students could take iPads home soon
    Los Angeles Unified students could take school-issued iPads home as soon as next month under a new plan that officials say has dealt with security concerns. The issue of when — or if — to allow the devices to be taken home has been much...
  • Technology chief for Los Angeles Unified School District resigns

     Technology chief for Los Angeles Unified School District resigns
    The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system. Ron Chandler, the chief information officer, headed...
  • Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy

    Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy
    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship members say they just want to spread the word, to provide a welcoming space for believers and non-believers alike on college campuses that sometimes can seem cold and isolating. But because it requires its leaders to...
  • New downtown L.A. boarding school aims to enhance culture, education

    New downtown L.A. boarding school aims to enhance culture, education
    The elevator doors slide open on the 11th Floor, and Annie Chau, 14, walks down a plush carpeted hallway, a backpack slung over her shoulder. She pushes open a door to reveal a lushly appointed dining room with a sweeping view of the downtown Los...
  • California Middle Class Scholarship grants are still available

    California Middle Class Scholarship grants are still available
    In a surprising and somewhat embarrassing situation, administrators of California's new Middle Class Scholarship program last month awarded only about half the $107 million available. But on Wednesday, officials announced that they were extending...