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  • Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance

    Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance
    Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground's asphalt. "We need new stuff," sixth-grader Damian Rattler said recently while sitting in a...
  • Accrediting panel gives City College of San Francisco a 2-year reprieve

    Accrediting panel gives City College of San Francisco a 2-year reprieve
    San Francisco's only community college will remain accredited for at least two more years in a reprieve announced Wednesday to keep the institution's doors open for nearly 80,000 students. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • L.A. Unified's iPad program plagued by problems early, review says

    L.A. Unified's iPad program plagued by problems early, review says
    A $1.3-billion iPads-for-all program in Los Angeles schools was plagued by lack of resources and inadequate planning for how the devices would be used in classrooms and, later, how they would be evaluated, according to a federal review. The U.S....
  • CES 2015: Robots can teach a kindergartner to code

    CES 2015: Robots can teach a kindergartner to code
    Teaching kids to talk tech is all the rage these days. It's not uncommon to see coding listed among the languages offered at schools. But tech-powered playthings mostly offer a passive experience with the underlying technology. Wonder Workshop aims to...
  • Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers

    Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers
    The state has spent more than $20 million in the past decade to develop 1,000 teachers who would work in distressed public schools and boost the number of minority educators in Illinois. But since the Grow Your Own Teacher program was launched in...
  • Obama plan would make community colleges nearly free for millions

     Obama plan would make community colleges nearly free for millions
    Aiming to dramatically expand access to higher education, President Obama on Thursday proposed making community college virtually free for millions of high school graduates — a potential boon for California's system, the largest in the nation. The...
  • President Obama pitches free community college plan at Tennessee school

    President Obama traveled to this Southern city Friday to sell his new proposal for making community college as widely available as high school, the culmination of a tour outside Washington to promote policy initiatives aimed at the middle class. In...
  • UC system reports record number of applications for fall 2015 semester

    UC system reports record number of applications for fall 2015 semester
    The University of California received a record number of applications from an increasingly diverse pool of candidates, with more than a third of them Latinos for the first time, officials announced Monday. Overall, 193,873 students sought entrance to at...
  • Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group

     Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group
    A local charter school group that is battling for survival has turned to a well-known and sometimes controversial education figure to take charge. Magnolia Public Schools, under fire for money management and other issues, has hired former L.A. school...
  • Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules

    Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules
    At a women's college, gender should be the easiest qualification for entry. That's no longer the case. Women's colleges across the country are reconsidering their admission policies to adapt to a changing world in which gender norms are being challenged...