| Jun 12, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Even if the state Legislature provides money for additional enrollment, the University of California system probably will be able to add only a few hundred extra students this fall, UC President Janet Napolitano said Friday.
"We'd like to add 10,000...
| Jun 7, 2015
| 6:55 PM
Maria Escobar is a single mother of three with an annual income of $45,000 after taxes. Like most parents, she wanted to give her daughter a senior year to remember.
She just didn't expect the price tag.
FOR THE RECORD: In the June 8...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 5:34 PM
A Northwestern University professor who wrote a controversial essay on how colleges police faculty-student relationships sparked a national debate over academic and sexual freedom.
In doing so, she found herself the subject of an investigation into...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 8:43 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday retreated from new, more rigorous graduation standards out of concern that huge numbers of students would fail to earn diplomas.
The board previously had required students, starting in 2017, to receive a C...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 5:00 AM
California's high school exit exam is certainly due for revision. The test, which requires high school graduates to demonstrate reasonably proficient reading and math skills to graduate, is out of step with the newly adopted Common Core standards, and...
| May 20, 2015
| 5:44 PM
Supporters of charter schools won a groundbreaking election victory in Los Angeles this week, putting one of their leaders, for the first time, on the governing board of the nation's second-largest school system.
The triumph of charter school co-founder...
| May 20, 2015
| 3:30 AM
California State University is standing in a budget hole of nearly half a billion dollars compared with pre-recession funding, threatening the system's long-term goals of hiring hundreds more faculty and substantially improving students' time to...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 11:54 AM
For the first time in a decade, the state is preparing to add another requirement to the list of classes high school students must take to get their diplomas — a civics course — and it's generating controversy, confusion and opposition....
| Jun 2, 2015
| 12:05 AM
The revised version of the SAT college entrance exam won't be offered until March but students can start preparing for it Tuesday with a new, free online study program affiliated with the test.
The College Board, which administers the Scholastic...
| May 28, 2015
| 1:41 PM
On television, "The Big Bang Theory" celebrates and satirizes the achievements -- and obsessions -- of brilliant if eccentric science students and professors.
Now real-life brainiacs at UCLA will be getting a boost from the show.
With $4 million...
| May 27, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Mellody Hobson was apprehensive at first when she was invited to deliver this year's main commencement address at USC. After all, she said, "you have to recognize that this is a very important moment in a young person's life. And there is nothing worse...