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  • LAUSD's Deasy seeks records of board members' tech-firm contacts

    LAUSD's Deasy seeks records of board members' tech-firm contacts
    In a bold challenge to his bosses, L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy has filed a public records request seeking emails and other documents involving school board members and nearly two dozen companies including those at the center of the controversial iPad...
  • Truancy rates are higher among California's low-income students, report says

    Truancy rates are higher among California's low-income students, report says
    Across California, truancy rates for students from low-income backgrounds were disproportionately higher than for their more affluent peers during the 2013-14 school year, according to a report released Thursday. Data from the California Department of...
  • Strained ties cloud future of Deasy, LAUSD

    Strained ties cloud future of Deasy, LAUSD
    The controversy engulfing Los Angeles Unified's $1.3-billion technology project has inflamed long-held tensions between the Board of Education and Supt. John Deasy, who is questioning whether he should step down. In an interview, Deasy acknowledged that...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...