State Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) plans to introduce a bill Wednesday that would create a framework to allow students at California’s public colleges and universities to receive credit for some online courses.
The bill takes aim at the chronic problem of over-enrollment in core classes at the community college, CSU and UC level, according to Steinberg’s spokesman, Rhys Williams.
College presidents must take a more personal role in changing campus culture to ensure that more students graduate, a group of higher education leaders meeting in Los Angeles were told Monday.
“Presidents focus on the inflow but don’t pay too much attention to what’s happening on the back end,” said Andrew K. Benton, president of Pepperdine University.
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy and four predecessors were named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that alleges they intentionally did not report complaints of suspected teacher abuse.
The lawsuit alleges that the superintendents created an environment in which administrators were advised to dismiss complaints of misconduct, shielded teachers from scrutiny and kept allegations from being reported to state authorities and law enforcement.
A former state senator called Monday for an investigation into what she said was a disproportionately large number of Latino students believed to have been victimized by teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to hire more than 1,000 campus aides to help boost security at elementary schools, a $4.2-million plan that will more than double the number of assistants employed by the district.
A landmark agreement to use student test scores for the first time to evaluate Los Angeles Unified instructors was approved by the teachers union Saturday.
United Teachers Los Angeles reported that 66% of 16,892 members who voted approved the agreement with the nation’s second-largest school district. L.A. now joins Chicago, New York and many other cities in using testing data as one measure of a teacher’s effect on student academic progress.
Reflecting growing interest in -- or at least curiosity about -- online education, U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its first rankings of fully online college and graduate degree programs. The magazine has for decades ranked more traditional brick-and-mortar higher education campuses.
High school graduates will face less competition for college admission in the next decade due to a demographic decline in their ranks, according to a report on education enrollment trends released Wednesday.
At the same time, Latinos and Asian Americans will constitute larger shares of high school populations and the numbers of white and black students will drop.
Eleven California universities were among the top 100 “best-value” public colleges ranked by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in a 2013.
UCLA led the way for California coming, in at No. 6 in the annual rankings – but the Westside school was not alone. UC Berkeley and UC San Diego also cracked Kiplinger’s top 10, while six University of California schools were ranked in the magazine’s top 25 and a total of eight UC schools landed in the top 100.
A Los Angeles-area nonprofit that provides education services to low-income families and poverty-stricken communities received a $30-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education on Friday.
The Youth Policy Institute is one of seven agencies in the nation to be awarded a Promise Neighborhood grant, implemented in 2010 by President Obama, and will receive $6 million every year for five years.
Federal officials have rejected California’s request for exemption from rules that penalize low-performing schools and school districts, state officials announced Friday.
The state’s failure to win a “waiver” from the No Child Left Behind law was not entirely a surprise, but was still unwelcome news to officials.
California’s system of adult education is complex, confusing and in need of a major overhaul if it is to serve the 1.5 million students seeking instruction, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office said in a new report.