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  • 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...
  • Cal State considers limits on freshmen among other enrollment scenarios

    Cal State considers limits on freshmen among other enrollment scenarios
    The University of California's decision to raise tuition generated much controversy. But the California State system could consider what by some measures is an even more radical plan as it struggles with budget constraints and increasing demand from...
  • L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case

    L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case
    The Los Angeles Board of Education discussed a possible settlement offer Tuesday involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of feeding semen to his students in what became the largest and costliest child abuse case in the school...
  • Report card: Illinois schools in the hole as spending rises

    Report card: Illinois schools in the hole as spending rises
    Illinois school districts ended up nearly $1 billion in the hole in 2013, dipping into reserves or borrowing to pay the bills, according to the latest finance data, painting a grim picture of the state's public school system. While statewide school...
  • 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 says girl, 14, could consent to sex with teacher

    L.A. Unified officials are coming under fire for allowing their attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old student was mature enough to consent to sex with her middle school math teacher. The arguments were made in a civil case that was filed last year by...
  • 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...
  • Cal State trustees OK $269-million budget, pay raises for top execs

    Cal State trustees OK $269-million budget, pay raises for top execs
    California State University trustees approved a new budget Thursday for the 23-campus system, but acknowledged that it is unlikely to receive sufficient state funding to enroll all eligible students. The 2015-16 budget request of $269 million includes...
  • Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds

    Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds
    Challenging the widely held fears that student debt continues to grow monstrously, new data show some financial good news for college students, particularly for those in California. A College Board study released Thursday says that average student...
  • Cal State system under fire for success fees on some campuses

    Cal State system under fire for success fees on some campuses
    As University of California leaders push for a controversial multiyear tuition increase, the larger California State University system is holding back, preferring instead to wait and see if more funding can be coaxed from the state, officials said. That...
  • Four L.A. school board members likely to face reelection challenges

    Four L.A. school board members likely to face reelection challenges
    A majority of the Los Angeles Board of Education is up for reelection this spring, and all four are likely to face challengers based on the election filing period that closed Saturday. The four incumbents — Richard Vladovic, Tamar Galatzan,...