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  • California parents are ill-informed about school reforms, poll finds

    California parents are ill-informed about school reforms, poll finds
    California has ushered in new academic standards, statewide testing and school finance reform in recent years, but the majority of public-school parents remain ill-informed about them, a new poll has found. In an effort to promote deeper understanding...
  • L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise

    L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise
    The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to back a tentative labor agreement that would give teachers a 10% raise over two years — their first pay increase in eight years. The agreement would fund smaller classes and...
  • State board of education member resigns over superintendent hire

    State board of education member resigns over superintendent hire
    James Baumann, a key member of the Illinois State Board of Education, formally resigned this week, citing concerns about the unusual way the new state school superintendent was chosen. There was no national search and only one candidate, he said. "I had...
  • Senior L.A. Unified official will head Burbank school district

    Senior L.A. Unified official will head Burbank school district
    A senior Los Angeles school district official who is closely associated with that system's recent successes and failures will be the next leader of the Burbank Unified School District. Matt Hill, 38, was selected Thursday night on a 4-0 vote by the...
  • Goalball, a sport invented for blind WWII vets, catches on at Cal

    Goalball, a sport invented for blind WWII vets, catches on at Cal
    The athletes wear plastic black-out goggles and throw or block a ball filled with bells. Just outside the boundaries of the playing court in UC Berkeley's recreational gym, two guide dogs rest on the floor, and several sets of canes are propped against...
  • Experts disagree whether earning a college degree is worth the expense

    Experts disagree whether earning a college degree is worth the expense
    Many high school seniors and their parents are in the throes of deciding which college to attend and figuring out how to pay for it. The biggest question for those in the freshman applicant pool is where to enroll, not whether to go at all. Yet behind...
  • SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD's use of bonds for iPads

    SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD's use of bonds for iPads
    The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. In particular,...
  • Granada Hills Academic Decathlon team has championship in its sights

    Granada Hills Academic Decathlon team has championship in its sights
    It's the best thing ever for Fernando Sanchez and Jorge Zepeda, two cousins who attend Granada Hills Charter High School. Better than goat meat tacos. Better than movies with friends. Better even, they say, than "League of Legends" — the uber-...
  • Students put expertise into plain English

    Students put expertise into plain English
    It was a simple question: What do you study? But UCLA doctoral candidate Oscar Campos started to give anything but a simple answer — he talked about cells and biology and how his research related to cancer but that he wasn't technically a cancer...
  • Colleges grapple with cheating in the digital age

    Colleges grapple with cheating in the digital age
    Stanford University's honor code dates to 1921, written by students to help guide them through the minefield of plagiarism, forbidden collaboration, copying and other chicaneries that have tempted undergraduates since they first arrived on college...
  • Illinois board of education names new leader, OKs severance deal for Koch

    Illinois board of education names new leader, OKs severance deal for Koch
    Tony Smith — a charismatic but sometimes unpopular leader who closed struggling public schools, butted heads with teachers unions and created more privately run charter schools in California — was hired Wednesday as Illinois' new state...