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  • 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...
  • State bar passage rates

    The percentage of those who passed the summer California bar exam: JULY 2014: 48.6 JULY 2013: 55.8 JULY 2012: 55.3 JULY 2011: 54.8 JULY 2010: 54.8 Source: State Bar of California
  • Fewer law school graduates pass bar exam in California

    Fewer law school graduates pass bar exam in California
    For the first time in nearly a decade, most law school graduates who took the summer California bar exam failed, adding to the pressure on law schools already dealing with plummeting enrollments, complaints about student debt and declining job prospects....
  • L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation

    L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation
    Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be required for the first time to take ethnic studies classes as part of an effort to encourage stronger cultural understanding. The idea, brought forward by Board of Education members Bennett...
  • Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

    In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three? That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
  • LAUSD board orders Supt. Cortines to analyze misconduct incidents

    LAUSD board orders Supt. Cortines to analyze misconduct incidents
    In the wake of the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse scandal, the Los Angeles school district will analyze past incidents of misconduct to determine how to better safeguard students in the future. The Board of Education on Tuesday approved the...
  • Cal State considers limits on freshmen among other enrollment scenarios

    Cal State considers limits on freshmen among other enrollment scenarios
    The University of California's decision to raise tuition generated much controversy. But the California State system could consider what by some measures is an even more radical plan as it struggles with budget constraints and increasing demand from...
  • U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals

    U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look. In an effort to make students from...
  • O.C. school greeters aim to steer kids away from gangs

    O.C. school greeters aim to steer kids away from gangs
    When Hilda Ambrocio takes her 10-year-old son to school, she doesn't simply drop him off and leave. Rather, before the clock hits 7:30 a.m., Ambrocio takes up her post at the gates at Monte Vista Elementary School and tugs on a bright orange vest....
  • How L.A. Unified got its iPad contract

    How L.A. Unified got its iPad contract
    Was the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3-billion iPads-for-all program handled properly? This question has been debated for more than a year — and took on new urgency this week after FBI agents removed 20 boxes of records from school...
  • 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...