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Schools

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College Rankings: SoCal Has Three of the Tops

College Rankings: SoCal Has Three of the Tops

UCLA tied for 23rd with University of Virginia and USC tied for 25th with Carnegie Mellon.
Fountain of Youth?

Fountain of Youth?

UCLA biologists successfully activate potential anti-aging gene.
Curtis School Fair - Fun For All Ages!

Curtis School Fair - Fun For All Ages!

Curtis School "CURTISWOOD" FAIR on October 12 delights with fun rides and games for all ages and an amazing silent auction...
Missing from LAUSD Schools: $2M Worth of Computers

Missing from LAUSD Schools: $2M Worth of Computers

A review found that the school district lacked an effective tracking system -- and that losses could be even higher as a result.
Pacific Palisades Couple Donates $1.5M to UCLA Anderson School of Management

Pacific Palisades Couple Donates $1.5M to UCLA Anderson School of Management

The money will be used to establish the Donnalisa ’86 and William M. Barnum, Jr. Endowed Term Chair in Management.
Lawsuit Seeks to Stop UC from Providing Financial Aid to Illegal Immigrants

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop UC from Providing Financial Aid to Illegal Immigrants

The suit argues tuition assistance violates federal law.
LAUSD Scraps $1 Billion iPad Program

LAUSD Scraps $1 Billion iPad Program

The announcement ends a sometimes-tumultuous program that was plagued by difficulties since its rollout.
PHOTOS: Palisades Charter High Class of 2014 Boldly Heads Toward Future

PHOTOS: Palisades Charter High Class of 2014 Boldly Heads Toward Future

Congratulations to all the graduates and parents!
Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

Palisades Charter High School posted numbers far greater than LAUSD averages, which trailed the state.
Attorney: It's Too Time-Consuming to Fire a Bad Teacher

Attorney: It's Too Time-Consuming to Fire a Bad Teacher

In his closing arguments in a widely watched case challenging tenure, plaintiff's lawyer Theodore Boutrous said, "Teaching is the one profession in the world where you cannot tell a person t
Challenger Kills Teachers Union President's Bid for Easy Re-Election

Challenger Kills Teachers Union President's Bid for Easy Re-Election

Challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl will force a run-off against incumbent Warren Fletcher. Caputo-Pearl vows to fight for a pay increase, class-size reduction and increases in staffing in LAUSD.
Activists Deliver 5K+ Petitions to LAUSD, Call for More Money for Poor, English Learners

Activists Deliver 5K+ Petitions to LAUSD, Call for More Money for Poor, English Learners

"Our members are really worried the dollars won't be determined at the local level," said one leader of the movement.
Report: Students in Charter Schools Learn More than LAUSD Counterparts

Report: Students in Charter Schools Learn More than LAUSD Counterparts

Experts say the results for Hispanic students in charter schools are particularly noteworthy.
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.
Local Girls Share Player of the Year Honor in Girls Volleyball

Local Girls Share Player of the Year Honor in Girls Volleyball

Western League coaches also announce which high school athletes made the first and second teams.
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.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National Assessment of Educational Progress ranks state students 36th in the U.S.
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.