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  • Bickering between L.A. Unified leaders won't make schools better

    This would be a difficult period for Supt. John Deasy and the Los Angeles Unified School District even if he and the school board were intent on working together for the benefit of students. But these aren't the most cooperative of times, to put it...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • Stanford's Jennifer Eberhardt wins MacArthur 'genius' grant

    Stanford's Jennifer Eberhardt wins MacArthur 'genius' grant
    Jennifer Eberhardt is fascinated with objects. It may seem an incongruous fixation for a social psychologist, but it helped the Stanford University associate professor land a spot among the creative and academic elite Wednesday, when the MacArthur...
  • MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows

    MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows
    From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows. Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
  • London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag

    London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag
    When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond. Four years later,...
  • Small study says raw milk no help for lactose intolerance

    A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption. The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the...
  • Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren

    Tuesday's ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu declaring all sorts of job protections for teachers "unconstitutional" is being hailed by a certain category of education activists.  What's curious about this is that they seem to...
  • End of busing in Parramore raises worries of resegregation

    End of busing in Parramore raises worries of resegregation
    The buses converge on Orlando's Parramore neighborhood every school day, picking up about 500 children and spreading them among eight elementary schools as far as 5 miles away. That morning dance has been the reality for 43 years, since Orange County...
  • Search Firm Faulted For Overlooking 'Ph.D.' Claims In Carter's Past; Says It Will Make Good

     Search Firm Faulted For Overlooking 'Ph.D.' Claims In Carter's Past; Says It Will Make Good
    You're in front of a Google search screen. You type in "Terrence Carter" — in quotation marks — and then add Chicago, his hometown. Hit "Enter." On the first page of results there's a link for some speakers' biographies for a 2011...
  • More Issues For Carter: Parts Of Application Identical To Published Articles

     More Issues For Carter: Parts Of Application Identical To Published Articles
    Each day, the New London school board's special investigation into Terrence P. Carter's background has more ground to cover – as it emerged Tuesday that portions of his application essay for city school superintendent job were identical with the...
  • Louis B. Fleming dies at 85; one of Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents

    Louis B. Fleming dies at 85; one of Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents
    Louis B. Fleming, who was one of The Times' first foreign correspondents and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome, died Sunday at his Pasadena home after a brief illness, said a daughter, Leni Fleming. He was 85. He...