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  • Circumstances of deadly CSUN fraternity hike unclear

    Circumstances of deadly CSUN fraternity hike unclear
    Armando Villa and a group of fraternity pledge brothers set out for their hike Monday night, climbing a trail at the edge of Angeles National Forest barefoot. They left their cellphones behind, carrying only some water. But Tuesday, as the sun beat down...
  • Counselor honored for helping students get college financial aid

    Fortunately for some high school seniors, it's not a huge problem if they forget their password when they're applying to college online; their school counselor keeps them in a little gray box on her bookshelf. By no means is this the only measure Andrea...
  • Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers

    Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers
    A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
  • High school camp hones students' business, entrepreneurial instincts

    High school camp hones students' business, entrepreneurial instincts
    As a boy, 16-year-old Miles Johnson's father taught him about the power of compound interest: If he had money and put it away, it would grow so that one day he'd be able to buy something he really wanted. Steadily contributing to his savings account, he...
  • El Rancho schools don't wait on state, adopt ethnic-studies curriculum

    El Rancho schools don't wait on state, adopt ethnic-studies curriculum
    While some California legislators hope to implement a statewide ethnic-studies curriculum in coming years, one school district has decided not to wait. For students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, ethnic studies are now required. The El...
  • Cal State's Summer Bridge program helps students transition to campus life

    Cal State's Summer Bridge program helps students transition to campus life
    The 20 or so students are scribbling intently, heads bent over paper in the Cal State Fullerton classroom, when time is up: "Take a deep breath; you survived your first college writing assignment," English instructor Rachel David tells them. The...
  • L.A. school unions back separate candidates in Board of Education race

    L.A. school unions back separate candidates in Board of Education race
    The two largest school employee unions in Los Angeles are on different sides of a key Board of Education race, as they maneuver for leverage over pay raises, job security and other matters. United Teachers Los Angeles opted last week for retired...
  • Property crimes drop after USC implements new safety measures

    Property crimes drop after USC implements new safety measures
    USC officials are attributing a drop in property crimes at the university to security measures put in place following an on-campus Halloween night shooting that left four teenagers wounded two years ago. The biggest factor in the reduction, officials...
  • L.A. Unified shifting 'teacher jails' to homes

    L.A. Unified shifting 'teacher jails' to homes
    As of Tuesday, Los Angeles teachers suspended amid misconduct investigations will be allowed to remain at home rather than report during the workday to district offices — known within the profession as "teacher jails." The change, ordered by L.A....
  • Strawberry expert at center of battle over fruit's future

    Strawberry expert at center of battle over fruit's future
    On an ocean-facing hillside with stunning views of Monterey Bay, Douglas Shaw circulates among thousands of strawberry plants he has helped to breed and grow. But the man who is considered California's most esteemed strawberry expert declines to choose...
  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates. The special election is being called to...