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  • Classes that go off the grid help students focus

    Classes that go off the grid help students focus
    USC professor Geoffrey Cowan is a scholar of free speech and communication. But Cowan, the former dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, insists that students sometimes should be cut off from the social media and websites that...
  • Election sets stage for L.A. Unified battle

    Over the last few months, Los Angeles teachers union leaders have racked up a series of victories. They worked to push out Supt. John Deasy, elect a friendly candidate to the school board and win a ruling against a new evaluation system. But after...
  • Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big

    Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big
    When Eric Garcetti won the 2013 mayoral election, he did so without the financial backing of Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southwest. As a company that held contracts worth more than $100,000 with the city,...
  • L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows

    L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows
    A push by backers of charter schools to have a bigger voice on the Los Angeles Board of Education appears to have paid off, according to early election returns in three contested races. The campaign was marked by the emergence of a charter group as...
  • Prairie Crossing Charter School's future uncertain after charter pulled

    Prairie Crossing Charter School's future uncertain after charter pulled
    The future of a Lake County charter school is uncertain after a judge this week ruled that a state commission was wrong in giving the school approval to operate for another five years. The Illinois Charter School Commission's decision to extend the...
  • Some Chicago-area districts ditch online state exams, pick paper and pencil

    Some Chicago-area districts ditch online state exams, pick paper and pencil
    The affluent Highland Park-based Township High School District 113 has all the modern technology, bandwidth, computers and technicians it needs to administer new online state exams this spring — but it opted to go with old-fashioned paper and pencil...
  • Efforts to expand California university systems are growing

    Efforts to expand California university systems are growing
    The death last week of former University of California system president and UC Irvine chancellor Jack W. Peltason at 91 elicited warm memories of the modest political scientist who achieved high positions in American academia without losing his sense of...
  • Libertyville student opts out of PARCC, given 'sit and stare' time

    Libertyville student opts out of PARCC, given 'sit and stare' time
    With his parents' permission, 11-year-old Sam Morgan skipped the new state exam called PARCC this month — the only sixth-grader at Libertyville's Highland Middle School who refused to take the controversial test. Little did he know what would come...
  • A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?

    A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?
    Parents and students are pressing for the reinstatement of a veteran English and history middle school teacher who was suspended after a student accused him of making racially charged comments in class. Steven Carnine is suspended from his job at Revere...
  • Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show

    Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show
    Helicopter flight training companies were able to collect tens of millions of dollars a year through a loophole in the latest GI Bill in part because officials didn't enforce laws aimed at preventing abuse of veteran education benefits, according to...
  • UC extends discounted tuition to military veterans

    UC extends discounted tuition to military veterans
    Military veterans and their dependents who are UC students will be able to pay lower in-state tuition even if they otherwise are not eligible, the UC regents decided Thursday. The move came primarily in response to a federal law enacted last year that...