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  • Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks

    Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks
    It's the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about the books she will need as a Cal State Dominguez Hills junior this fall. Her...
  • Private child-care providers see only small share of budget surplus

    Private child-care providers see only small share of budget surplus
    Marta Delgado has been up for hours cleaning, preparing meals and setting out books for the 6:30 a.m. arrival of her first families. As a day-care provider who watches a dozen children in her Long Beach home, Delgado's schedule is around the clock....
  • L.A. Unified school board race turns negative, focuses on reputation

    L.A. Unified school board race turns negative, focuses on reputation
    George McKenna has the sort of resume that would appear to make him a natural frontrunner in an important contest this month for the Los Angeles Board of Education. He has five decades of experience as a local educator, much of it in key leadership...
  • Nonprofit group's class teaches youths basic skills for college

    Nonprofit group's class teaches youths basic skills for college
    Marcus Davis admits that he didn't try as hard as he should have in high school and often skipped class, got into fights and hung out with the wrong crowd. "I messed up," he said. But, after leaving his third high school without a diploma, Davis decided...
  • 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...
  • Collections work for university museums

    Collections work for university museums
    There's a conventional view among the lay public about art museums in university settings. That view, says Louise Lincoln, director of the DePaul Art Museum at Chicago's DePaul University, holds that art museums are reserved solely for the nation's...
  • Schools get better marks for student dining options

    When it comes to campus dining, the language of food can change as fast as students' majors. A few years ago, few students were familiar with Celiac Disease or gluten-free diets. Those terms, as well as flexitarian, pescetarian, and old standbys vegan and...
  • Service is becoming a big part of learning

    Service is becoming a big part of learning
    Earning a college degree is no longer a matter of just attending classes writing reports and taking exams. Increasingly, service learning and community engagement are part of the mix as well. Ways to serve and learn At River Forest's Dominican...
  • Data analysis continues to grow in universities and job market

    Do you wonder how businesses know your buying habits or your driving record? They mine for data. Data mining is sifting through large volumes of information that could not otherwise be done manually, explains Bamshad Mobasher, professor in the school of...
  • The write side of the brain

    The write side of the brain
    Like many new grad students, Dominican University MBA student Chelsey Patton thought she had the "write stuff" when she entered the program after working in the science field for a number of years. That is, until one course required she write several...
  • Life experience, training can put you on the road to a degree

    Life experience, training can put you on the road to a degree
    If the road you've traveled has not taken you directly from high school to college -- or has proven to be less than linear -- don't despair at setting your sights on a degree. Prior Learning Assessment is a process universities use to help adult...