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OC Students Vying for $25K Prize in Science Competition

OC Students Vying for $25K Prize in Science Competition

The Lake Forest eighth-graders designed a system using corn meal instead of commercial pesticides to ward off an ant invasion.
UC Irvine Law School Granted Full Accreditation

UC Irvine Law School Granted Full Accreditation

The law school was opened in 2009, the first new public school in state in nearly 50 years.
UCI Wooing Obama for Commencement Address

UCI Wooing Obama for Commencement Address

School officials are hoping a video from one of the university's basketball players will be convincing.
NBC: Only Four O.C. School Districts Have Outlawed E-Cigs

NBC: Only Four O.C. School Districts Have Outlawed E-Cigs

Saddleback Valley Unified is one of them.
UCI Chancellor Leaves, Heads to Ohio State

UCI Chancellor Leaves, Heads to Ohio State

Michael Drake's been chancellor at UC Irvine since 2005.
UC Irvine 'Strongly Opposes' Academic Boycott of Israel

UC Irvine 'Strongly Opposes' Academic Boycott of Israel

UC Irvine joins other prominent universities in condemning an academic boycott of Israel endorsed by an association representing professors of American history and culture.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
California Releases New Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

California Releases New Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

To exempt a child from required vaccinations, a parent and a doctor must sign the new Personal Belief Exemption form under a state law that takes effect Jan. 1.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
State Offers New Tool for Researching Area Schools

State Offers New Tool for Researching Area Schools

Looking to make an informed decision? Access to info such as test scores, demographics and class sizes may help.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Three UCI Scientists Receive National Innovator Awards

Three UCI Scientists Receive National Innovator Awards

Aaron Esser-Kahn, Sunil Gandhi and Ali Mortazavi will each receive $2.3 million for five years to fund their projects.
El Toro to be Part of World's Largest One-Day MUN Conference

El Toro to be Part of World's Largest One-Day MUN Conference

About two dozen schools are expected to participate as student simulate the United Nations.