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  • Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story

    Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story
    Pushing public colleges and universities to increase graduation rates has become a key objective for President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown, among others, as they seek to hold higher education institutions more accountable. Encouraging students...
  • To give their children a better education, parents launch new school

    To give their children a better education, parents launch new school
    Maria Melendrez's daughter thrived for three years at the Julian Nava Learning Academy, a sparkling middle-school campus in South L.A. where she was pushed to excel. But Melendrez feared what would come next for her daughter. She could send her to...
  • California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'

    California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'
    After more than 11 years in Los Angeles public schools, Dasha Cifuentes still isn't speaking or writing English at grade level. The U.S. native, whose parents are Mexican immigrants, was raised in a Spanish-speaking household and she acknowledges that the...
  • President Obama pitches free community college plan at Tennessee school

    President Obama traveled to this Southern city Friday to sell his new proposal for making community college as widely available as high school, the culmination of a tour outside Washington to promote policy initiatives aimed at the middle class. In...
  • Down on the farm: Pierce College ag program slowly changes direction

    Down on the farm: Pierce College ag program slowly changes direction
    To Leland Shapiro, a tour of the Pierce College campus is heavy on memories. "This is where the 6,000 chickens used to be," he says, pointing at what is now a parking lot. "This is where the flowers were," he says as he passes an abandoned building....
  • December a critical time for university donations

    December a critical time for university donations
    Late December has a special meaning for colleges and universities, beyond the relief of winter vacation and the deadlines for final grades. This is the most important time of year for fundraising in higher education. Even without Santa's help, some...
  • UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on

    UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on
    Aimee Ruiz was panicked. The four UC campuses she applied to had rejected her. Two private colleges had accepted her but not offered enough financial aid. She considered taking a year off school to work and save money. Then UC Merced emailed to see if...
  • Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job

    Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job
    After Archie Roundtree and Gerardo Loera clashed at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, their careers quickly diverged. Roundtree lost his job and his teaching certification. Loera rose to become chief academic officer for the Los...
  • For students at L.A.'s Big Picture charter school, downtown is their classroom

    For students at L.A.'s Big Picture charter school, downtown is their classroom
    During geometry, students at Los Angeles Big Picture High School walk outside to study the intricate building facades in downtown's financial district. Drama classes stroll to the Ahmanson Theatre to catch a play. For lunch, students often go two blocks...
  • At Glendale Community College, beloved donated piano invites an encore

    At Glendale Community College, beloved donated piano invites an encore
    The point of donating 30 pianos to be kept — and played — outside was to increase music appreciation in the city more than two years ago during the "Play Me, I'm Yours" program. And, for three weeks in 2012, people pounded out everything...
  • Many college students err on cost of education

    Many college students err on cost of education
    Kevin Kou knows exactly how much he is paying to attend UCLA this year: $5,700, not counting federal and state grants, says the first-year student from Baldwin Hills. He recently checked the amount after logging onto a UCLA website. Kou's financial...