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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.

    Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.
    John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off. And Deasy's departure as...
  • On his first day, Cortines feels a 'sense of urgency' at L.A. Unified

    On his first day, Cortines feels a 'sense of urgency' at L.A. Unified
    Ramon C. Cortines' first day in his latest tour at the helm of Los Angeles Unified started in a familiar fashion: early, with his first meeting at 7 a.m. That was practically indolent for Cortines, who is known to schedule meetings for 6 a.m. But on...
  • Advisors work to freeze 'summer melt,' get students to college

    Advisors work to freeze 'summer melt,' get students to college
    JanicaRose Buensuceso had planned to leave Orange County and attend college at Cal State East Bay in Northern California. Then family and financial problems emerged in the weeks after she graduated from Los Amigos High School, making the move increasingly...
  • Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD

    Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD
    The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system. The breakdown was the most severe at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles. Seniors couldn't get courses they...
  • L.A. Unified says it believes Deasy acted ethically on iPads

    L.A. Unified says it believes Deasy acted ethically on iPads
    As part of its settlement this week with former schools Supt. John Deasy, the Los Angeles Board of Education declared that it did not believe Deasy had done anything wrong in connection with the project to provide students with iPads, even though the...
  • UCLA's legal fees in fatal lab fire case neared $4.5 million

    UCLA's legal fees in fatal lab fire case neared $4.5 million
    After UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran walked out of court in June, his lawyers issued a news release hailing the "first-of-its-kind" deal that all but freed him from criminal liability in a 2008 lab fire that killed a staff researcher. The...
  • L.A. Unified seeks to reassure Jefferson High parents

    L.A. Unified seeks to reassure Jefferson High parents
    Los Angeles school officials tried to reassure concerned parents Monday that they have resolved most scheduling problems at Jefferson High School and also will make up for class time students have lost. Fewer than three dozen students have ongoing...
  • Tracking system glitches affected special needs students, report says

    Problems with the Los Angeles Unified School District's new student tracking system led to widespread difficulties in identifying special needs students and placing them in the right programs, according to a court-appointed monitor's report released...