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  • Professors question traditional four-year residential college model

    Professors question traditional four-year residential college model
    One of the greatest presumptions in U.S. higher education is that a traditional undergraduate degree, earned in four years while living on or near campus, is a good way to prepare young people to get a job and become well-rounded thinkers, at least...
  • Labor activists cancel faculty unionization vote at CalArts

    Labor activists cancel faculty unionization vote at CalArts
    Labor activists have halted efforts, for now, to unionize the faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, a move that reflects deep divisions at the Valencia campus and slows what had been a burgeoning trend to organize college professors in...
  • Acapulco hit by violence in teacher protest; one killed

    Acapulco hit by violence in teacher protest; one killed
    A 65-year-old retired teacher was killed and dozens of people injured when police forcefully broke up a demonstration that blocked main roads in the tourist city of Acapulco, threatening a key component of Mexico’s economy, authorities said...
  • At UC Irvine, some say furor over attempted U.S. flag ban is overblown

    At UC Irvine, some say furor over attempted U.S. flag ban is overblown
    UC Irvine students Prasoon Saurabh and Jinfeng Li both hang U.S. flags in their apartments. Saurabh, a 26-year-old graduate student in chemistry, also hangs flags from Ecuador, Argentina, Germany, France, Brazil, China and other countries to celebrate the...
  • California voters take a dim view of teacher tenure

    California voters take a dim view of teacher tenure
    Gisela Aviles is a 49-year-old real estate agent in Corona. Henry Yoshikawa is a 71-year-old former administrator for a tiny school district in Placer County. And Arianna Rivera is a 23-year-old bank teller in East Los Angeles. Although strikingly...
  • PARCC testing launches with some pushback, confusion

     PARCC testing launches with some pushback, confusion
    The launch of new state exams in most school districts this week signaled a historic shift in how and when Illinois public school students are tested. It also spurred rebellion and confusion in the Chicago area and pockets downstate, even as some...
  • Support grows for UC Irvine students who voted against flag display

    Support grows for UC Irvine students who voted against flag display
    As demonstrators arrived on the UC Irvine campus this week to decry a short-lived decision to ban all flags from an obscure campus lobby, dozens of students hung back in the shadows. Dressed in dark clothing, they talked softly about the hostility and...
  • Students put expertise into plain English

    Students put expertise into plain English
    It was a simple question: What do you study? But UCLA doctoral candidate Oscar Campos started to give anything but a simple answer — he talked about cells and biology and how his research related to cancer but that he wasn't technically a cancer...
  • Gauging value of colleges' community service programs can be tough

    Gauging value of colleges' community service programs can be tough
    Aside from their schoolwork, students at Cal State Dominguez Hills spend a lot of time mentoring preschool children in reading and math, providing medical care to homeless people and conducting archaeological field work at local historical landmarks. In...
  • No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable

    No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable
    The No Child Left Behind Act, a product of good bipartisan intentions and bad legislative drafting, is closer than ever to a rewrite that was supposed to have happened eight years ago. Two senators who were carrying widely divergent bills to reauthorize...
  • John Mills School honor roll

    John Mills School, in Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401, has released its third quarter honor roll: Margery Addun, Ivan Andrukhiv, Arbert Yjo Aquino, Melanie Arroyo, Angelina Bonilla, Marely Burke, Gilberto Cano, Bianca Caracci, Victoria...