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  • At Glendale Community College, beloved donated piano invites an encore

    At Glendale Community College, beloved donated piano invites an encore
    The point of donating 30 pianos to be kept — and played — outside was to increase music appreciation in the city more than two years ago during the "Play Me, I'm Yours" program. And, for three weeks in 2012, people pounded out everything...
  • Many college students err on cost of education

    Many college students err on cost of education
    Kevin Kou knows exactly how much he is paying to attend UCLA this year: $5,700, not counting federal and state grants, says the first-year student from Baldwin Hills. He recently checked the amount after logging onto a UCLA website. Kou's financial...
  • Tsunami survivors ride Rose Parade float showing U.S.-Japan friendship

    Tsunami survivors ride Rose Parade float showing U.S.-Japan friendship
    Even three years later, high school student Yui Karino can't think about Japan's 2011 tsunami without bursting into tears. The massive undersea earthquake that sent towering black waves into her town engulfed the local elementary school, carrying away her...
  • U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals

    U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look. In an effort to make students from...
  • Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes

    Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes
    The fate of the proposed tuition increase at University of California campuses now rests in the hands of the governor and state lawmakers, who are aligned in opposition to it but divided over how to scrap it. The UC regents voted in November to increase...
  • Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds

    Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds
    Challenging the widely held fears that student debt continues to grow monstrously, new data show some financial good news for college students, particularly for those in California. A College Board study released Thursday says that average student...
  • Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules

    Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules
    At a women's college, gender should be the easiest qualification for entry. That's no longer the case. Women's colleges across the country are reconsidering their admission policies to adapt to a changing world in which gender norms are being challenged...
  • Cal State considers limits on freshmen among other enrollment scenarios

    Cal State considers limits on freshmen among other enrollment scenarios
    The University of California's decision to raise tuition generated much controversy. But the California State system could consider what by some measures is an even more radical plan as it struggles with budget constraints and increasing demand from...
  • Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story

    Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story
    Pushing public colleges and universities to increase graduation rates has become a key objective for President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown, among others, as they seek to hold higher education institutions more accountable. Encouraging students...
  • To give their children a better education, parents launch new school

    To give their children a better education, parents launch new school
    Maria Melendrez's daughter thrived for three years at the Julian Nava Learning Academy, a sparkling middle-school campus in South L.A. where she was pushed to excel. But Melendrez feared what would come next for her daughter. She could send her to...
  • California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'

    California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'
    After more than 11 years in Los Angeles public schools, Dasha Cifuentes still isn't speaking or writing English at grade level. The U.S. native, whose parents are Mexican immigrants, was raised in a Spanish-speaking household and she acknowledges that the...