| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:45 PM
With minimal discussion, Los Angeles school officials this week authorized contracts for the purchase of six different laptop computers to determine which device and curriculum works best for high school students.
The approach is a marked contrast to...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The University of California system is launching an effort to expand research and outreach to help reduce world hunger, improve nutrition and aid farmers coping with climate change, officials announced Tuesday.
UC President Janet Napolitano said the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle is a passionate libertarian who was thrilled to attend Citrus College in Glendora for what he imagined would be a quintessential college experience of unbridled debate.
But after he arrived last year, he learned that the college...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:34 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:28 PM
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....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:15 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:29 PM
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.
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:24 PM
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.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:54 PM
The suspended head of the Centinela Valley school district, who attracted public scrutiny because of his high compensation, now faces dismissal, the repayment of at least $200,000 and liability for back taxes.
The Centinela Board of Education voted...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The UC regents Thursday confirmed UC San Francisco's medical school dean, Sam Hawgood, as chancellor of that health sciences campus and set his new salary at $750,000, a 13.8% increase. The regents also approved 3% pay raises for other UC chancellors...