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  • UMass Amherst, Iranian students spar over admissions, sanctions

    UMass Amherst, Iranian students spar over admissions, sanctions
    The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has decided to no longer admit Iranian nationals to graduate programs in key science-related fields, a move that has angered Iranian studentsĀ and injected the university into the diplomatic whirl of how to...
  • 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...
  • Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations

    Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations
    For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take. But when the current...
  • 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...
  • Survey finds college freshmen party less, worry about money more

    Survey finds college freshmen party less, worry about money more
    The current crop of college freshmen showed up at school as less experienced party animals than their older peers but with more mental health and emotional issues, according to a national survey by UCLA researchers. At the same time, the new college...
  • What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?

    What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?
    When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and...
  • Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers

    Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers
    The state has spent more than $20 million in the past decade to develop 1,000 teachers who would work in distressed public schools and boost the number of minority educators in Illinois. But since the Grow Your Own Teacher program was launched in...
  • Along with his name on Beverly Hills campuses, donor buys controversy

     Along with his name on Beverly Hills campuses, donor buys controversy
    At Beverly Hills High School, a gift of $2,500 will get your name on a seat in the theater. For $50,000, the teachers lounge can be named after you. And, for $10 million, a campus street can bear your name. The Beverly Hills Unified School District...
  • Cal State students to get more say in creation and use of 'success fees'

    Cal State students to get more say in creation and use of 'success fees'
    California State University trustees Wednesday moved to place tighter controls on controversial student fees that have drawn criticism as a backdoor way to raise tuition. The recommendations were presented to the board by a working group led by...