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  • UCLA professor strikes deal in lab fire case, avoids prison

    UCLA professor strikes deal in lab fire case, avoids prison
    UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran struck a deal with prosecutors Friday that all but frees him from criminal liability in the 2008 laboratory fire that killed a staff research assistant. Charged with four felony counts of willfully violating state...
  • Compton Community College trustees slowly regain influence

    Compton Community College trustees slowly regain influence
    Andres Ramos won his first race for public office when he was still a senior at USC in 2007, making the then-22-year-old among the youngest elected officials in California. But shortly after securing a seat on the Compton Community College District...
  • Tuition financial aid on the way for middle-class California families

    Tuition financial aid on the way for middle-class California families
    Some financial relief is in sight for thousands of middle-class students at California's public universities, under a new and unusual state program that will provide aid to families that earn up to $150,000 annually. Over the next month or so, an...
  • UC creates task force to oversee efforts to prevent sexual assault

    University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Friday she is forming a task force to oversee efforts to prevent sexual violence at UC campuses. The group will monitor the system's progress and work to develop best practices in prevention,...
  • Bill would let winemaking students under 21 taste their work

    Bill would let winemaking students under 21 taste their work
    On what she expects will be the "most exciting day of her life" next month, Jaclyn Cubillas will probably be working on a lush Northern California vineyard, surrounded by grapes destined to become fine Syrah and Zinfandel. On that day, the UC Davis...
  • LAUSD OKs budget; spending on teachers, needy students to grow

     LAUSD OKs budget; spending on teachers, needy students to grow
    Marking a new direction in school finance, the Los Angeles Board of Education unanimously approved a $6.6-billion budget Tuesday that features the largest funding boost in years and the first-ever blueprint for spending millions of new dollars to...
  • Audit criticizes panel for move to revoke S.F. college's accreditation

    In a blistering critique, state auditors Thursday faulted the decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of San Francisco's only community college and found that the overall authorization process is weak. The audit said the Accrediting...
  • LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students

    LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students
    Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad. Contracts that will come...
  • Many California community college students need 4 years to graduate

    Many California community college students need 4 years to graduate
    About half the students enrolled in California's community colleges take more than four years to graduate, double the traditional two-year commitment, a study released Tuesday found. Of the nearly 64,000 who received a single associate degree in the...
  • Ethics guru, exclusive private school spar over discipline of daughter

    Ethics guru, exclusive private school spar over discipline of daughter
    Michael Josephson made a career of encouraging people to do the right thing. His Los Angeles-based nonprofit, the Josephson Institute of Ethics, has trained government officials, corporate officers, Olympic athletes and millions of schoolchildren in...
  • What teachers think of teaching without tenure

    To the editor: I have been teaching for 23 years. This is what the Vergara case, which threw out California's teacher protection laws, means to me. ("Poll shows state voters are willing to weaken teacher job protections," June 26) I will no longer be...