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  • No trans fat cake for U. of I. prof about to turn 100

    No trans fat cake for U. of I. prof about to turn 100
    Just days away from his 100th birthday, University of Illinois adjunct professor Fred Kummerow continues to wage war on trans fats — personally from his kitchen table and professionally through a proliferation of research papers he is still...
  • L.A. County education officials seek to revoke group's charter

    The Los Angeles County Board of Education has notified a South Los Angeles charter school organization that it intends to revoke its charter after a state audit found that administrators funneled millions in state funds to the schools' founder and...
  • Preschool nutrition can be challenging

    Preschool nutrition can be challenging
    Preschool children, specifically ages 2 to 5, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating! Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the importance of...
  • Teen gets bullied and takes a stand

    Teen gets bullied and takes a stand
    DEAR AMY: I'm 17. As you probably know, teen bullying is a big issue. I've got a new one: I'm being bullied by a teacher in my school - and she's not even my teacher. A couple of weeks ago, she called me fat; she has called other students names as well....
  • 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...
  • Education Secretary Duncan talks tech with L.A. Unified's Cortines

    Education Secretary Duncan talks tech with L.A. Unified's Cortines
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a brief visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday, met with newly installed L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines to talk about local technology problems and the state of local schools. Duncan's visit coincided with...
  • Rallies across UC system protest tuition hikes

    Rallies across UC system protest tuition hikes
    Hundreds of students rallied at campuses across the UC system Monday, staging walkouts, marches and sit-ins in protest of tuition increases. In Berkeley, scores of students and community members marched through the city and continued to occupy Wheeler...
  • UC leaders consider limiting out-of-state enrollment

    UC leaders consider limiting out-of-state enrollment
    The University of California is beginning to have second thoughts about its highly successful effort to bring more out-of-state students onto its campuses. In a bid to boost revenue, the system five years ago began to aggressively recruit students...
  • L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University

    L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University
    Venice High sophomore Vanessa Pepperdine had always hated history class: the dry lectures, the boring textbooks, the forgettable factoids about famous dead people. "You just read out of the textbook, and it wasn't interesting," Vanessa said. But...
  • Planning for college

    Planning for college
    The SAT is perhaps the most important test a high school student takes, as one’s performance directly affects one’s chances of getting into the college of his or her choice. While taking college entrance exams can be daunting, students don&...
  • U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs

    U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday announced new guidelines to improve the preparation of the nation's teaching ranks that will require states to rate the performance of training programs and shift federal funding to those that receive...