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  • Soccer field skirmish a lesson in democracy for immigrant students

    Soccer field skirmish a lesson in democracy for immigrant students
    At a recent soccer practice at Oakland International High School, the boys welcomed Paulos Gurmu, a newcomer from Ethiopia. After hours of running on asphalt under a blazing sun, they sat in a circle to dole out "positivity points." A Burmese teen who'd...
  • Standardized ethnic-studies curriculum for high schools to be studied

    Standardized ethnic-studies curriculum for high schools to be studied
    Students in Santa Monica High School's ethnic-studies class took on a touchy subject recently when they analyzed enrollment in Advanced Placement courses. Despite the school's diversity, most of those taking the college-level classes were predominantly...
  • CdM officials investigate alleged 'prom draft'

    CdM officials investigate alleged 'prom draft'
    Sitting around a bowl, a group of Newport Beach high school boys took turns plucking folded papers with numbers written on them. The lower their number, the better their odds of landing a prom date with the girl of their choice. Casting aside the...
  • Bringing back bilingual education

    It's about time we reconsider the research that tells us that a transitional bilingual program leads to fluency in two languages. ("Is bilingual education worth bringing back?," Editorial, June 5) Let's not fall into the trap of testing a subject in...
  • New program aims to promote a college-bound culture in East L.A.

    New program aims to promote a college-bound culture in East L.A.
    An initiative intended to foster a college-going culture in East Los Angeles will grant guaranteed admission to Cal State L.A. to certain students at Garfield High School and East Los Angeles College, officials announced Thursday. The collaborative...
  • School board apologizes for 'horribly inappropriate' Holocaust assignment

    School board apologizes for 'horribly inappropriate' Holocaust assignment
    At an emergency school board meeting Wednesday night, Rialto School District officials apologized for an eighth-grade critical-thinking writing assignment that asked students to consider whether the Holocaust was created for political gain or didn't...
  • 5 educators charged with fostering cheating in Philadelphia schools

    The computers that grade standardized tests of students in Pennsylvania noticed something odd in 2011. While the average third-grader in the reading section erased a wrong answer and successfully choose the right one about once, nearly half of the about...
  • School bias against children of immigrants called 'troubling'

    School bias against children of immigrants called 'troubling'
    Citing "troubling reports" of school districts discriminating against children of immigrants in the country illegally, the Justice and Education departments on Thursday issued new guidance to schools on what identification they can demand of students...
  • Rialto's Holocaust homework: Never again

    Rialto's Holocaust homework: Never again
    The damage inflicted on 2,000 eighth-graders in Rialto who were told to weigh the historical validity of the Holocaust is done ("Rialto school officials apologize for Holocaust assignment," May 7). Oyuky Barragan, a student who spoke at the emergency...
  • State's new computerized exam tryout plagued by glitches

    State's new computerized exam tryout plagued by glitches
    New state standardized exams, given for the first time on computers this spring, really have been a test. But not always a test of math and English. Students had trouble logging on; then many were logged off, sometimes for inactivity while they read...
  • Cal State L.A. alumni go from radical activists to honored donors

    Cal State L.A. alumni go from radical activists to honored donors
    Cal State Los Angeles alumni Charon D'Aiello Sandoval and David Sandoval were dedicated revolutionaries in the late '60s, active players in civil rights and labor protests who keep up a progressive ideology to this day. D'Aiello Sandoval joined La...