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  • Best Buddies: Students Helping Students In North Branford

    Best Buddies: Students Helping Students In North Branford
                Over the past few years, North Branford High School has had several new groups formed.  One group formed at this school was Best Buddies.  Best Buddies is a social group that gets high school students who are mentally and physically disabled...
  • Silent Sustained Reading Program at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy

    Silent Sustained Reading Program at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy
    Sustained silent reading, also known as “SSR,” is a program that every student, teacher and administrator at SMSA takes part in. The SSR program has been adopted to promote reading for enjoyment and as a life skill. Three times a week, ...
  • Tensions at Pasadena City College threaten school's reputation

    Tensions at Pasadena City College threaten school's reputation
    Pasadena City College's stature as one of the state's best two-year schools wasn't lost on members of a visiting team of advisors this year. "You've got a great reputation," one member told campus employees. But that reputation, and maybe even the...
  • Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration

    Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration
    Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man." In the...
  • About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

    About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says
    You may think you’re better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you’re probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person’s ability to tackle one subject influence...
  • Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality

    Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality
    In Beverly Hills, high school students can take a U.S. history course for $798 this summer; in La Cañada Flintridge, Spanish is offered for $775, and in Arcadia, a creative writing course costs $605, plus a $25 registration fee. While summer programs in...
  • LAUSD asks judge to OK teacher abuse settlement after family balks

    LAUSD asks judge to OK teacher abuse settlement after family balks
    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged that he was molested by a onetime Telfair Elementary School teacher. District officials contend that they...
  • UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop

    UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop
    UCLA has agreed to pay $500,000, including $350,000 in scholarships, to settle a claim by a prominent African American judge over alleged mistreatment and racial profiling by campus police during a traffic stop last year, officials announced Friday. Los...
  • Kashkari calls out Gov. Brown for silence on teacher job protections

    Kashkari calls out Gov. Brown for silence on teacher job protections
    The way Gov. Jerry Brown sees it, California has upended the nation's practice of shortchanging the schools of poor and minority students. "Those who have the biggest challenge, they need the most money," Brown told an American Federation of Teachers...
  • Many California community college students need 4 years to graduate

    Many California community college students need 4 years to graduate
    About half the students enrolled in California's community colleges take more than four years to graduate, double the traditional two-year commitment, a study released Tuesday found. Of the nearly 64,000 who received a single associate degree in the...
  • LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students

    LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students
    Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad. Contracts that will come...