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  • U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs

    U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday announced new guidelines to improve the preparation of the nation's teaching ranks that will require states to rate the performance of training programs and shift federal funding to those that receive...
  • L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University

    L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University
    Venice High sophomore Vanessa Pepperdine had always hated history class: the dry lectures, the boring textbooks, the forgettable factoids about famous dead people. "You just read out of the textbook, and it wasn't interesting," Vanessa said. But...
  • China's influence threatens American universities, experts say

    The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...
  • How L.A. Unified got its iPad contract

    How L.A. Unified got its iPad contract
    Was the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3-billion iPads-for-all program handled properly? This question has been debated for more than a year — and took on new urgency this week after FBI agents removed 20 boxes of records from school...
  • State Senate leader wants to end UC scholarship program foe founded

    State Senate leader wants to end UC scholarship program foe founded
    State Senate leader Kevin de León proposed legislation Tuesday to help the University of California avoid tuition hikes by phasing out a middle-class scholarship program championed by a bitter political rival. De León's proposal is one element of a...
  • O.C. school greeters aim to steer kids away from gangs

    O.C. school greeters aim to steer kids away from gangs
    When Hilda Ambrocio takes her 10-year-old son to school, she doesn't simply drop him off and leave. Rather, before the clock hits 7:30 a.m., Ambrocio takes up her post at the gates at Monte Vista Elementary School and tugs on a bright orange vest....
  • FBI seizes LAUSD records related to troubled iPad program

    FBI seizes LAUSD records related to troubled iPad program
    Fallout over the Los Angeles school district's $1.3-billion plan to provide iPads to every student intensified Tuesday with the revelation that the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the failed effort. FBI agents seized 20 boxes of...
  • State group pushing to overhaul civics education

     State group pushing to overhaul civics education
    With a few adjustments, the classroom at Bartlett High School became a political stage, with a lectern, microphone and students debating over taxes, education, guns and same-sex marriage. The seniors in civics teacher Larry Pahl's class had studied...
  • White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion

    White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion
    The Obama administration is developing a national rating system for colleges and universities to provide more transparency and give students and taxpayers a better sense of where to spend their education funds. But even before it is released, it has...
  • Can collaboration between schools, unions fix failing campuses?

    Can collaboration between schools, unions fix failing campuses?
    In 2011, Fedde Middle School faced a dilemma. The federal government was offering the struggling campus, located in the low-income and heavily immigrant city of Hawaiian Gardens, $1.5 million to help it improve. The catch was that the school had to use...
  • L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads

    L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads
    IPads or Chromebooks? Los Angeles school officials want to give schools more choices in equipping students with new computers, part of an ongoing evolution of the district's approach to buying and using technology. Under a new plan, 27 schools that...