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LAUSD Students, Teachers Start 2014-2015 School Year

More than 650,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District returned to classrooms Tuesday, despite ongoing negotiations with the teachers union.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2014

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California Debates ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sex Assault Law

Lawmakers in California are considering a first-in-the-nation measure that would require universities that receive public funds for student financial assistance to set a standard defining consensual sex.

08/10/2014

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Princeton Review Ranks UCSB No. 3 For Top Party Schools

UC Santa Barbara Monday was named the No. 3 party school in America, according to the Princeton Review.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/04/2014

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Crews, Officials Assess Damage After Broken Water Main Floods Parts Of UCLA

Parts of UCLA remained underwater after a nearly 100-year old water main break resulted in massive flooding on Tuesday afternoon, causing havoc across campus.

07/29/2014

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Redlands Family Owes $200K In Student Loans After Daughter’s Death

When 27-year-old Lisa Mason lost her battle with liver cancer in 2009, her three young children became the responsibility of her parents — along with a tremendous student loan debt.

07/29/2014

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LA Students Undergo ‘Baseline’ Tests To Measure Concussion Effects

As concerns grow over brain injuries in teenagers and their relation to team sports, a landmark program aims to increase sport safety.

07/22/2014

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Judge Rules California Teacher Tenure Laws Unconstitutional

Teachers’ unions suffered a major legal setback Tuesday after a Los Angeles judge ruled that state laws governing teacher tenure are unconstitutional.

06/10/2014

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LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton has launched a kickstarter campaign to bring back the popular children’s learning show he once hosted.

CBS Los Angeles–05/28/2014

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School Board Cuts Pay To Superintendent Who Made $600K Salary In Struggling District

The Centinela Valley School District board came down on their heavily overpaid superintendent Tuesday, voting to cut off his pay and place him on administrative leave.

05/13/2014

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LA School Board Passes $25 Million Lawsuit Settlement

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to settle a lawsuit over teacher layoffs by spending $25 million to hire more staff for dozens of struggling schools.

04/22/2014

USC's Department of Public Safety officer secure the crime scene after four people were shot including one in critical condition during a Halloween party at the Tutor Campus Center on November 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The university issued an alert to students and staff that the police were investigating an incident and requested the campus be shut down while encouraging others to stay away from the area to further notice. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Report: Pair Of Calif. Colleges Failed To Report 37 Sexual Assaults, Other Crimes

A bill that would require colleges to report sexual assaults, hate crimes and other violent campus crimes to local law enforcement was unanimously passed Tuesday by a legislative committee.

04/22/2014

Neel Kashkari, acting interim assistant secretary for financial stabilization at the Treasury Department, testifies before the House Domestic Policy Subcommittee during a hearing on Capitol Hill March 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. Kashkari answered questions about the TARP, or Troubled Asset Relief Program, and heard complaints from both Republicans and Democrats that few people know where exactly the money is being spent. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Calif. Gubernatorial GOP Candidate Kashkari Releases Education Policy Overview

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Tuesday proposed scrapping California’s complex education code, sending state money directly to individual schools rather than their districts, and offering state-funded scholarships to certain college students in exchange for a share of their future earnings.

04/22/2014

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More Latino Than White Students Admitted To UC

More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state’s premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.

04/18/2014

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Superintendent Earns $1M Insurance Policy On School District’s Tab In Addition To Inflated Salary

A local school district is facing scrutiny once more after the board had paid for a whole-life insurance policy on its now-suspended superintendent, whose lavish salary was already inflated.

04/14/2014

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Superintendent Placed On Administrative Leave Over Allegations Of Over-Compensation

A local school’s superintendent’s inflated salary and reported over-compensation was the subject of a closed-door meeting on Wednesday night.

04/09/2014

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