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  • Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

    Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
    The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. The regents said the...
  • L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

    Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and...
  • Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students

    Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students
    When community leaders gathered to welcome Michael Matsuda, the new superintendent decided to share the moment — and the limelight — with one of his students. Abby Carreon, a 17-year-old homeless student who was beginning her senior year...
  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • What freshmen are reading

    A sampling of colleges' common readings for this year's freshman class: Occidental College: "The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream," by Gary Younge. Cal State Bakersfield and University of Maryland, Baltimore County:...
  • Cal State trustees raise scenario of transfer-only university system

    Cal State trustees raise scenario of transfer-only university system
    Could California State University one day limit enrollment to transfers, admitting burgeoning numbers of community college students but turning away new freshmen? The idea sounds far-fetched, but that scenario was raised Tuesday by trustees who...
  • Supt. Deasy's early and avid support of iPads under intense scrutiny

     Supt. Deasy's early and avid support of iPads under intense scrutiny
    The pitch came from a smiling man in a jacket and tie, sitting at his desk and rhapsodizing about the wonders one product could bring to the sprawling Los Angeles Unified School District. The new item would lead to "huge leaps in what's possible for...
  • UC Irvine interim chancellor Gillman is offered the job permanently

    UC Irvine interim chancellor Gillman is offered the job permanently
    Howard Gillman, a political scientist who has been interim chancellor of UC Irvine since July, is being nominated to become the permanent head of the Orange County campus as it starts its second half-century. Gillman became temporary chancellor of the...
  • For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better

    For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better
    At Cal State Stanislaus, computer science faculty maintain a small library of textbooks so students don't have to buy them. Chico State history professor Susan Green invites former students to sell their used textbooks to new arrivals on the first day...
  • Compton Unified policy on rifles draws criticism but isn't unusual

    At a quiet July school board meeting, Compton school police chief William Wu matter-of-factly explained that his officers would need AR-15 semiautomatic rifles to adequately protect students and staff from a heavily armed shooter if such a nightmare...
  • San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress

    San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress
    As a candidate in the 51st Congressional District, Stephen Meade's politics are a problem. He's a conservative Republican in a district where voter registration is more than 2-to-1 Democratic. The district is 70% Latino, but Meade does not speak...