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  • Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life

    Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life
    In a residence hall at UCLA, 84 students share a floor dedicated to cutting waste and preserving the environment: They take five-minute showers, they compost and recycle, they goad each other to turn out the lights and, through a grant, they purchased...
  • 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...
  • LAUSD charter group gave food contract to an employee's firm

    LAUSD charter group gave food contract to an employee's firm
    A Los Angeles-based charter group awarded food-service contracts worth millions of dollars to a company partially owned by one of the schools' high-ranking employees, a state investigation has found. The probe involved Jacqueline Duvivier Castillo,...
  • Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget

      Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget
    Citing its bleak finances, Chicago Public Schools on Friday unveiled a $160 million capital budget that officials said will largely cover only projects that are already underway and "the most pressing repairs and maintenance issues" at schools. The...
  • Nearly 8% of Occidental College students surveyed report sexual assault

    Nearly 8% of Occidental College students surveyed report sexual assault
    Nearly 8% of Occidental College students who responded to a survey about sexual misconduct on campus reported that they had been sexually assaulted, according to the results released this week. About 630 undergraduates, 30% of the student body,...
  • Department of Education cracks down on Illinois for lack of science exam

    Department of Education cracks down on Illinois for lack of science exam
    In the latest controversy over state exams, Illinois is in hot water with the federal government for not administrating statewide science tests this school year. Failure to give the exams is a violation of the law, according to a stern letter from the...
  • Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

    Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math
    During first period at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Monica Casillas asked her students to line up in order by height so she could organize a human representation of a "box-and-whisker" plot. As they filed into place — most boys...
  • For transgender students, schools craft policies of support

    For transgender students, schools craft policies of support
    The eighth-grader fidgeted nervously during an impromptu meeting with the principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston just before the start of first semester. While classmates and teachers had long known the student as a girl, the 13-year-old...
  • Nonprofit hopes $25,000 prize lures L.A. schools' District 5 voters

    Nonprofit hopes $25,000 prize lures L.A. schools' District 5 voters
    A nonprofit voter group has a plan to turn around traditionally abysmal turnout for a key election to the Los Angeles Board of Education: It's going to pay one lucky voter $25,000. Those who cast ballots in the race for District 5 in the May 19 election...
  • 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...