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  • Accreditation agency postpones visit to College of DuPage

    Accreditation agency postpones visit to College of DuPage
    The accreditation agency that oversees the College of DuPage has postponed its visit to the school amid questions about one of the investigators assigned to the review. The Higher Learning Commission canceled its two-day visit Sunday, a day after the...
  • O.C. college district foundation closer to OKing Saudi consulting deal

    An Orange County college district foundation Tuesday moved closer to approving a controversial consulting contract worth an estimated $85 million to help run two technical schools in Saudi Arabia. The proposed deal has been criticized by faculty members...
  • Abuse claim now part of misconduct inquiry into noted L.A. teacher

    Abuse claim now part of misconduct inquiry into noted L.A. teacher
    A Los Angeles school district investigation into allegations of misconduct against celebrated teacher Rafe Esquith has broadened to include an accusation that he abused a child 40 years ago, district officials said. Esquith's attorney, Mark Geragos,...
  • Ditch the school reserve cap

    Ditch the school reserve cap
    Despite broad bipartisan support, legislation to repeal an onerous cap on school district reserve funds didn't have much of a chance in the Democrat-controlled California Legislature. The bill by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) died in the...
  • UC's PC police

    UC's PC police
    Calling affirmative action "racist" is an example of a racial "microaggression," says the University of California administration. Other examples of supposed microaggressions: "America is a melting pot," "I believe the most qualified person should get the...
  • UC system going the wrong way on free speech

    UC system going the wrong way on free speech
    It's troubling when any institution tries to squelch debate or discourage controversial ideas, but it's downright alarming when this occurs at a university — and even worse when it is the University of California, whose Berkeley campus was at the...
  • LAUSD board OKs $7.8-billion budget that includes hundreds of layoffs

    LAUSD board OKs $7.8-billion budget that includes hundreds of layoffs
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $7.8-billion budget for the nation's second-largest school system that includes the first pay raises in nearly a decade, including 10% for teachers and administrators, but also will result in the...
  • Teacher files claim against L.A. Unified, blames controversy on joke

    Teacher files claim against L.A. Unified, blames controversy on joke
    From his modest classroom at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School in Koreatown, Rafe Esquith became an education superstar. His teaching techniques brought him worldwide recognition, and his books became models for how to engage young students. But for...
  • Steven D. Lavine to step down as president of CalArts

    Steven D. Lavine to step down as president of CalArts
    Decades before the digital revolution emerged in full force, Walt Disney Studios adapted new technologies for the first animated film to successfully synchronize sound and image in 1928's "Steamboat Willie." Later, studio engineers developed a multi-...
  • In quest to raise $6 billion, USC runs a massive fundraising machine

    In quest to raise $6 billion, USC runs a massive fundraising machine
    USC President C. L. Max Nikias was 1,400 miles from the Los Angeles campus, but he knew just how to appeal to his audience. In a swanky hotel ballroom, he told the crowd of alumni and donors that Texas had become the largest feeder of students to USC...
  • Departure of Stanford's president ends a transformational era

    Departure of Stanford's president ends a transformational era
    In his 15 years at the helm of Stanford, President John L. Hennessy has more than doubled the university's endowment, seen its undergraduate program displace Harvard as the most selective school in the nation and fostered a symbiotic relationship...