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CSU, professors reach tentative deal to extend contract

Labor peace between Cal State University administrators and professors is likely to continue into 2020, thanks to a tentative contract extension. CSU administrators and the California Faculty Association announced the agreement Tuesday. If ratif...

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  • Politics

    First year of community college could soon be free in California

    New community college students in California may soon see a surprising number on their tuition balance: $0. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who proposed Assembly Bill 19, thinks it will prompt as many as 19,000 students who might not have seen college as a possibility to pursue higher education. “What we’re truly talking about is creating a college-going culture in our community,” Santiago said during a phone interview Monday. But the bill...

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  • Education

    CSU faculty rebels against changes in remedial and math education, calls for delay

    California State University faculty is rebelling against recently announced changes in remedial education and math requirements at the 23-campus system and wants delays of at least a year. So far the university’s administration shows no indication of slowing down. But if the university’s governing board agrees with the faculty, one of the most ambitious education reform efforts in California higher education in decades could be delayed or overhauled. A resolution...

    Larry Gordon
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  • Education

    California college students continue to borrow less than those in 47 other states

    Many graduates of California’s colleges may be anxious about paying off student loans but a new study shows that they actually finish school with some of the lowest average debt in the nation. Only two other states showed smaller student debt loads. The report by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) in Oakland shows that 53 percent of students who started at a four-year, not-for-profit college in California and graduated there in 2016 had incurred any student...

    Larry Gordon
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  • Higher education

    Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault rescinded California public colleges' policies unchanged for now

    Colleges nationwide no longer have to follow Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday — a move some opponents said could have a chilling effect on victims coming forward. Instead, the department, under the direction of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has implemented interim guidelines that allow universities to use higher standards of guilt when adjudicating cases of alleged rape and other types of sexual violence, and opens...

    Chris Haire
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  • Philanthropy

    How San Pedro schools came through for Texas hurricane victims

    Boxes and boxes of donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas pulled out of San Pedro on Sunday, the efforts of a weeklong drive among schools in the Harbor Area. The amount of donations, said Lora Caudill, principal of Leland Elementary School in San Pedro, was overwhelming. “My one reservation (about the project) was that I didn’t want just a lot of old clothes,” she said. She didn’t have to worry. “The response was...

    Donna Littlejohn
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  • Education

    LAUSD to try out sex ed classes for fourth-graders

    The Los Angeles Unified School District will test new sex education lessons this year for children as young as 9 years old. “Puberty: The Wonder Years,” a course authored by renowned health educator and nurse Wendy Sellers, is among the lessons that will be offered to fourth-grade students, as well as those in fifth and sixth grades at a handful of schools. Why is sex ed necessary for students who are so young? Because ignorance doesn’t help anyone, Sellers...

    Antonie Boessenkool
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  • Education

    Saved by the peace and quiet at a growing number of California schools

    Hoping to create calmer, more peaceful atmospheres on campus, schools around the state are turning off their bell systems and letting students figure out when class starts the old-fashioned way: by looking at a clock. “The only places that have bells any more are prisons and schools,” said Chris Calderwood, assistant principal at Rancho Mirage High School near Palm Springs. “The bottom line is, every kid has a cell phone in their pocket. They know what time it is.

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  • Education

    Students named semifinalists for national scholarship

    Thousands of high school seniors from across Southern California were named semifinalists this week for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which in its 63rd year will dole out $32 million to 7,500 students in the spring. About 16,000 students nationwide were named semifinalists. Of those, 15,000 are expected to advance to the final round, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation said in a statement. The semifinalists were chosen based on their scores on the 2016...

    Chris Haire
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  • Teacher unions

    Palos Verdes Peninsula teachers hold back on grades, recommendation letters over salary tussle

    Teachers across the Palos Verdes Peninsula are holding back grades and refusing to write letters of recommendation for students until the local faculty association reaches a salary agreement with district leaders. Leaders of the Palos Verdes Faculty Association said the move is necessary to force district officials to take the teachers’ requests seriously, but parents are outraged and some high school seniors are scrambling as college...

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • School infrastructure

    How this deteriorating cottage was transformed into Redondo Union’s charming new alumni house

    If you never took much notice of an aging cottage that has been sitting vacant for decades on the Redondo Union High School campus, you will now. With a fresh coat of deep red paint, full renovations inside and out, and the commitment of volunteers and donors, the small house and one-time janitorial space across from the school auditorium has been transformed...

    Megan Barnes
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