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  • Why can't the grown-ups get it right on education?

     Why can't the grown-ups get it right on education?
    In its most basic form, the idea is pretty simple. The bell rings, students file into class, and teachers share knowledge and tap into natural curiosity. But the grown-ups just can't seem to get their side of things right in public education. School...
  • State may be forced to intervene in Jefferson High scheduling issues

    State may be forced to intervene in Jefferson High scheduling issues
    Civil rights organizations asked a judge Thursday to order the state Education Department to remedy problems at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles, where attorneys say some students have languished for nearly eight weeks without the appropriate...
  • Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows

    Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows
    The number of sex crimes reported at some California colleges rose in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the schools. The annual disclosures are mandated under the Clery Act, which calls for colleges and universities...
  • L.A. school board authorizes talks on departure agreement with Deasy

    L.A. school board authorizes talks on departure agreement with Deasy
    The Los Angeles Board of Education has authorized its attorneys to discuss terms of a possible departure agreement with schools Supt. John Deasy, The Times has learned. The move was made in a specially called closed session Tuesday, but it was not...
  • Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy

    Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy
    Local business and civic leaders are calling on the Los Angeles Board of Education to retain Supt. John Deasy, hoping to head off potential action by a board majority that is unhappy with him. The school board is scheduled to meet behind closed doors...
  • School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy's evaluation

    School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy's evaluation
    The Board of Education began deliberations Tuesday on the evaluation of Supt. John Deasy, who has come under fire for his handling of a $1.3-billion effort to provide iPads to all students and for what critics call an autocratic, ineffective leadership...
  • Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy

    Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed two bills aimed at curbing truancy and absenteeism among California students. The bills, part of a package proposed by state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and several lawmakers, would have required school boards and...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests

    Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests
    Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in an unprecedented student protest over free speech restrictions on the UC Berkeley campus. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours....
  • Polytechnic investigation found no evidence of teacher misconduct

    A teacher who got a job at Polytechnic School in Pasadena -- shortly after being accused of inappropriate conduct at another private school -- did not engage in sexual harassment or misconduct during his one-year employment at Polytechnic, according to an...
  • No trans fat cake for U. of I. prof about to turn 100

    No trans fat cake for U. of I. prof about to turn 100
    Just days away from his 100th birthday, University of Illinois adjunct professor Fred Kummerow continues to wage war on trans fats — personally from his kitchen table and professionally through a proliferation of research papers he is still...