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  • 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-...
  • Illinois board of education names new leader, OKs severance deal for Koch

    Illinois board of education names new leader, OKs severance deal for Koch
    Tony Smith — a charismatic but sometimes unpopular leader who closed struggling public schools, butted heads with teachers unions and created more privately run charter schools in California — was hired Wednesday as Illinois' new state...
  • Norridge School District 80 releases third-quarter honor roll

    Norridge School District 80 releases third-quarter honor roll
    The third-quarter honor roll has been released for the Norridge District 80's two elementary schools. James Giles School Sixth grade: Isabella Baran, Dominik Bilba, Ross Bloecker, Santino Camillo, Hensi Dauti, Makarem Diab, Rosa Dicosola, Angelina...
  • Illinois Board of Education to consider superintendent's contract Wednesday

     Illinois Board of Education to consider superintendent's contract Wednesday
    The Illinois State Board of Education is expected to consider a change of leadership this week, taking steps to hire a new superintendent to oversee one of the largest state school systems in the country. ISBE board members will review a "severance...
  • 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...
  • How 'social air bags' for rich kids exacerbate unequal opportunity

    How 'social air bags' for rich kids exacerbate unequal opportunity
    What's the difference between growing up in an affluent family and growing up poor in America? Yes, upper-middle-class kids have more money. But they also have more attentive parents, stable families, good teachers — and even more friends and...
  • SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking

    SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking
    Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videotaped racist chants, SAE chapters in California were involved in numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions...
  • Students put expertise into plain English

    Students put expertise into plain English
    It was a simple question: What do you study? But UCLA doctoral candidate Oscar Campos started to give anything but a simple answer — he talked about cells and biology and how his research related to cancer but that he wasn't technically a cancer...
  • At UC Irvine, some say furor over attempted U.S. flag ban is overblown

    At UC Irvine, some say furor over attempted U.S. flag ban is overblown
    UC Irvine students Prasoon Saurabh and Jinfeng Li both hang U.S. flags in their apartments. Saurabh, a 26-year-old graduate student in chemistry, also hangs flags from Ecuador, Argentina, Germany, France, Brazil, China and other countries to celebrate the...