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  • L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson

    L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson
    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy on Tuesday issued his most extensive and passionate defense yet of his actions involving Apple and Pearson, the companies that received the major contract in a $1.3-billion technology program. He asserted that he did...
  • After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher

    After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher
    Dave Clark left a sign-up sheet in the teachers' lounge at Jaime Escalante Elementary School, in a spot typically reserved for mundane announcements or the holiday potluck list. It was a quiet plea on behalf of his wife, a fellow sixth-grade teacher,...
  • Analysis finds California students attend school more than U.S. peers

    California students attend school more consistently than most of their U.S. peers, and such attendance directly relates to better performance on national math and reading tests, a new analysis has found. The analysis by Attendance Works, a San Francisco...
  • Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

    Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how...
  • On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech

    On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech
    Derek Bolin salvaged history in the living room of his Los Angeles apartment, digitizing dozens of reels of audio recordings of important — and rarely heard — speeches given at UCLA during the political and social unrest of the 1960s. Bolin,...
  • California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187

    California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187
    California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday. Bids to reduce sentences for some...
  • Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature

    California lawmakers voted Wednesday to require that law enforcement agencies obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance and appeared poised to pass legislation that would allow guns to be confiscated from people declared dangerous. Assemblyman Jeff...
  • California community college plan aims to boost degree, transfer rates

    California community college officials are launching a new effort to ensure that about 250,000 additional students complete their two-year degrees or transfer by decreasing the amount of time they spend taking remedial courses. To reach that goal, the...
  • LAUSD officials had close ties with Apple, Pearson execs, records show

    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy and his chief deputy developed a special relationship with executives from the companies that won a key technology contract, records show, raising new questions about the bidding process in a $1-billion effort to...
  • Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature

    With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last. By midnight Aug. 31, they must address such contentious issues as whether to ban plastic carryout bags from supermarkets statewide,...
  • Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction

    Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction
    California lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward an overhaul of the voter-approved 1998 law requiring English-only instruction in public schools, another victory for Latino legislators seeking to strip away polarizing laws aimed at immigrants....