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  • McKenna wins key L.A. school board seat, according to unofficial results

    McKenna wins key L.A. school board seat, according to unofficial results
    Veteran school administrator George McKenna won his bid for a key seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education besting political newcomer Alex Johnson, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night. With all precincts reporting, McKenna claimed...
  • L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase

     L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase
    Rachel Harris woke up at 6 a.m after making sure to get a good night's sleep. Million Reneau got decked out in a new plaid shirt. And their fifth-grade classmates at Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles also showed up fresh-faced, with neat braids...
  • L.A. literacy program unites families, boosts kids' reading skills

    L.A. literacy program unites families, boosts kids' reading skills
    It's bath, book and bed for 5-year-old Nathan Flores. No TV. His parents learned the importance of routine and reading when they began taking him to a local family literacy program two years ago. Now, a sibling is on the way. Leslie Flores, Nathan's...
  • One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity

    One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity
    A short walk from the fast-food drive-throughs, taco joints and doughnut shops lining Hawaiian Gardens' palm-tree-dotted main drag, a classroom of energetic kindergartners begins a well-rehearsed routine. Jutting their thumbs down and contorting their...
  • LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety

    LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety
    Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond. Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid...
  • Collections work for university museums

    Collections work for university museums
    There's a conventional view among the lay public about art museums in university settings. That view, says Louise Lincoln, director of the DePaul Art Museum at Chicago's DePaul University, holds that art museums are reserved solely for the nation's...
  • Schools get better marks for student dining options

    When it comes to campus dining, the language of food can change as fast as students' majors. A few years ago, few students were familiar with Celiac Disease or gluten-free diets. Those terms, as well as flexitarian, pescetarian, and old standbys vegan and...
  • Service is becoming a big part of learning

    Service is becoming a big part of learning
    Earning a college degree is no longer a matter of just attending classes writing reports and taking exams. Increasingly, service learning and community engagement are part of the mix as well. Ways to serve and learn At River Forest's Dominican...
  • Data analysis continues to grow in universities and job market

    Do you wonder how businesses know your buying habits or your driving record? They mine for data. Data mining is sifting through large volumes of information that could not otherwise be done manually, explains Bamshad Mobasher, professor in the school of...
  • Palos Verdes schools hire new superintendent, keep old one on staff

    Palos Verdes schools hire new superintendent, keep old one on staff
    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Education appointed a new superintendent this week but will keep the current one on staff — at full pay. Donald Austin, formerly an assistant superintendent of educational services at Huntington Beach Union High...
  • Pasadena City College president is leaving after rocky tenure

    Pasadena City College president is leaving after rocky tenure
    The controversial president of Pasadena City College will retire at the end of the month, officials announced Thursday. Mark W. Rocha will step down from his nearly $250,000-a-year job at the end of August, according to a statement from the college. The...