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  • L.A. school board authorizes talks on departure agreement with Deasy

    L.A. school board authorizes talks on departure agreement with Deasy
    The Los Angeles Board of Education has authorized its attorneys to discuss terms of a possible departure agreement with schools Supt. John Deasy, The Times has learned. The move was made in a specially called closed session Tuesday, but it was not...
  • Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy

    Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy
    Local business and civic leaders are calling on the Los Angeles Board of Education to retain Supt. John Deasy, hoping to head off potential action by a board majority that is unhappy with him. The school board is scheduled to meet behind closed doors...
  • Planning for college

    Planning for college
    The SAT is perhaps the most important test a high school student takes, as one’s performance directly affects one’s chances of getting into the college of his or her choice. While taking college entrance exams can be daunting, students don&...
  • Some teachers making a case for video games

    Some teachers making a case for video games
    Many parent groups have long advocated limiting the amount of time children spend playing video games to make sure the activities don't get in the way of their social life and school work. So what happens when the video games are the school work?...
  • Tutors help fill educational gaps

    Tutors help fill educational gaps
    Many parents choose to hire a tutor for a child who is struggling with a portion of his or her school work. Finding the right tutor involves some research. That's because, in addition to the tutor being well versed in his or her area of expertise, he or...
  • L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983

    L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983
    In 1983, a South Los Angeles elementary school principal received a call about one of his teachers, a 32-year-old just a few years on the job. On a student field trip to a museum, Mark Berndt had dropped his pants, a parent complained. The principal...
  • Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests

    Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests
    Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in an unprecedented student protest over free speech restrictions on the UC Berkeley campus. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours....
  • Just Visiting (For Now): What to Do On Campus

    Just Visiting (For Now): What to Do On Campus
    I remember visiting colleges to try to see if a school would be the right fit for me. I took all the guided tours (some of them more than once) and walked around campus with my parents and read all the brochures they gave out. But it wasn't enough....
  • How to Limit Student Debt

    How to Limit Student Debt
    Frightened by reports of college grads being crushed by student loans? Protect yourself by limiting how much you borrow. -- Choose a school that fits into the family budget. That doesn't mean sacrificing quality. Check out Kiplinger's Best College Values...
  • What You Need to Know About Money

    What You Need to Know About Money
    What do kids need to know about money when they head off to college? Here's what this year's Kiplinger interns -- Amanda Lilly , Deanna Pan and Michael Stratford -- had to say about key financial issues. Budgeting. Amanda learned how to parcel out her...
  • Be smart about finances in college

    Be smart about finances in college
    When I left home for college, I clearly remember being petrified of using my credit card. I'd always paid for everything with either cash or a debit card, and the prospect of buying something with credit just didn't make sense to me. But my parents...