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  • College Board, Khan Academy team up to offer free SAT prep program

    College Board, Khan Academy team up to offer free SAT prep program
    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...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' science, math scholarships to be awarded at UCLA

    'Big Bang Theory' science, math scholarships to be awarded at UCLA
    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...
  • Commencement speeches reach wider audiences long after graduation day

    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...
  • A sampler of college commencement speeches

    A sampler of college commencement speeches
    "Don't cave to the status quo. Don't trade happiness for deferred gratification. Don't give up adventure for safety and security. The safe is the enemy of the satisfying. Deferred gratification has a way of being deferred forever. And the status quo,...
  • UC law students celebrate exemption from supplemental fee increases

    UC law students celebrate exemption from supplemental fee increases
    What was in effect a footnote in Gov. Jerry Brown's recent proposed budget for the University of California has turned into a cause for major celebration among UC law students. Surprising many faculty, Brown and the UC regents have exempted the four law...
  • O.C. college district facing criticism over deal in Saudi Arabia

    O.C. college district facing criticism over deal in Saudi Arabia
    After years of competing with other college districts in Orange County for donor money, the Rancho Santiago Community College District thought it had struck upon a winning idea. Last year, the district was awarded an estimated $105-million contract to...
  • California students shouldn't get placed in fake classes

    California students shouldn't get placed in fake classes
    When it was revealed that students at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles and other schools were being assigned to "classes" in which nothing was actually taught, many people wondered how this could happen. Isn't it against the law to stick kids in...
  • 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...
  • State board of education member resigns over superintendent hire

    State board of education member resigns over superintendent hire
    James Baumann, a key member of the Illinois State Board of Education, formally resigned this week, citing concerns about the unusual way the new state school superintendent was chosen. There was no national search and only one candidate, he said. "I had...
  • SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD's use of bonds for iPads

    SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD's use of bonds for iPads
    The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. In particular,...
  • Granada Hills Academic Decathlon team has championship in its sights

    Granada Hills Academic Decathlon team has championship in its sights
    It's the best thing ever for Fernando Sanchez and Jorge Zepeda, two cousins who attend Granada Hills Charter High School. Better than goat meat tacos. Better than movies with friends. Better even, they say, than "League of Legends" — the uber-...