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  • Charter school drops controversial discipline fee

    Charter school drops controversial discipline fee
    The Noble Network of Charter Schools has dropped a $5 fee charged to students hit with a detention, one of the most controversial aspects of its strict discipline policy. Noble sent a letter to parents informing them of the change dated April 8, a day...
  • With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo

    With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo
    Theo Jones is set to graduate from Sojourner-Douglass College with a nursing degree in November, but instead of celebrating as he nears the finish line, he's left wondering if he should transfer to another school. Sojourner-Douglass was ordered this...
  • Thelma Melendez, mayor's education advisor, to join L.A. Unified

    Thelma Melendez, mayor's education advisor, to join L.A. Unified
    The mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, is joining the Los Angeles Unified School District as a senior administrator. The 55-year-old Melendez, a former Obama administration official, was talked about in recent times as...
  • University of Baltimore to offer free final semester

    University of Baltimore to offer free final semester
    The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday. The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and...
  • U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress

    U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress
    Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday. In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
  • Quarter of UC population had bad experiences on campus, survey finds

    Quarter of UC population had bad experiences on campus, survey finds
    SAN FRANCISCO — About a quarter of UC students, faculty and staff reported that they had experienced some exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations on campus and 9% said that had interfered with their abilities to study or work, according...
  • Sexual assault investigation policy revised at UC

    Sexual assault investigation policy revised at UC
    Moving to strengthen its sexual assault policies, the University of California announced new guidelines Friday that require administrators to report more types of violence and harassment and provide more support and protection for victims. The changes...
  • U.S. needs to add student online privacy rules

    As more of our children's education moves online, there are increased opportunities for abusing the collection of their personal data. Last month, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill that would help close a loophole in...
  • Real education reform isn't about tests

    I agree that the Obama administration hasn't done a particularly good job of setting education policy, but please don't blame lawmakers for leaving No Child Left Behind on the books. With no valid education policy coming from the White House, where...
  • L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy

    L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy
    In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons. Administrators typically have handled these problems by...
  • Regulating sex on campus

    The Times is right to question legislative attempts to micromanage sex on campus, like California's SB 967, which would "tell young people what steps they must take in the privacy of their own dorm rooms" by requiring "affirmative consent." ("Sex and...