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  • 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...
  • Tsunami survivors ride Rose Parade float showing U.S.-Japan friendship

    Tsunami survivors ride Rose Parade float showing U.S.-Japan friendship
    Even three years later, high school student Yui Karino can't think about Japan's 2011 tsunami without bursting into tears. The massive undersea earthquake that sent towering black waves into her town engulfed the local elementary school, carrying away her...
  • The nuts and bolts of Obama's community college plan

    The nuts and bolts of Obama's community college plan
    The rumors started early last week. President Obama had been outlining his goals for the last two years of his presidency and had long been interested in improving students' access to college. The president was scheduled to go to Knoxville, Tenn., on...
  • 'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges

    'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges
    Steve Crawford recently graduated from the mortuary science program at Cypress College in Orange County. If he passes state tests, he could get a job in a coroner's office, which was once his dream job. But Crawford has decided he might want to work...
  • Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

    Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals
    SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth...
  • Students at struggling Drew Middle School learn skill through debate

    Students at struggling Drew Middle School learn skill through debate
    For years, Charles Drew Middle School in South Los Angeles was so notorious for poor quality and unruly students that it was tagged "Drew Zoo." But don't tell that to the 16 seventh- and eighth-graders who recently reeled off facts, fiercely presented...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • CES 2015: Robots can teach a kindergartner to code

    CES 2015: Robots can teach a kindergartner to code
    Teaching kids to talk tech is all the rage these days. It's not uncommon to see coding listed among the languages offered at schools. But tech-powered playthings mostly offer a passive experience with the underlying technology. Wonder Workshop aims to...
  • 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...
  • Obama plan would make community colleges nearly free for millions

     Obama plan would make community colleges nearly free for millions
    Aiming to dramatically expand access to higher education, President Obama on Thursday proposed making community college virtually free for millions of high school graduates — a potential boon for California's system, the largest in the nation. The...
  • China's influence threatens American universities, experts say

    The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...