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  • LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety

    LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety
    Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond. Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid...
  • 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...
  • On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech

    On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech
    Derek Bolin salvaged history in the living room of his Los Angeles apartment, digitizing dozens of reels of audio recordings of important — and rarely heard — speeches given at UCLA during the political and social unrest of the 1960s. Bolin,...
  • Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

    Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how...
  • After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher

    After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher
    Dave Clark left a sign-up sheet in the teachers' lounge at Jaime Escalante Elementary School, in a spot typically reserved for mundane announcements or the holiday potluck list. It was a quiet plea on behalf of his wife, a fellow sixth-grade teacher,...
  • With branding, Cal State schools look to send a new message

    For the longest time, Dixia Aguilar said, her mother thought she attended UCLA, not Cal State L.A. "No, Mom," she would say, "CSULA." In Long Beach, graphics design major Tyler Lampe said his campus' formal name hardly inspired school spirit. "When it...
  • Analysis finds California students attend school more than U.S. peers

    California students attend school more consistently than most of their U.S. peers, and such attendance directly relates to better performance on national math and reading tests, a new analysis has found. The analysis by Attendance Works, a San Francisco...