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Senate Passes Bill To Streamline Process For Dismissing Teachers Due To Misconduct

The state Senate has passed a bill intended to speed and streamline the process for dismissing teachers accused of misconduct, despite the opinion of some that the measure should be improved, possibly next year.

09/12/2013

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Cal Tech Ranks As Best University In SoCal According To U.S. News And World Report

The California Institute of Technology is the top university in Southern California, according to the new 2014 rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2013

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O.C. Schools Teach Ways To Combat Gunmen

Teachers at school districts in southern Orange County are being taught that if they can’t hide or get away from a campus gunman, they should try to take him out.

09/07/2013

Christopher Persky and Ken Bencomo were recently married. Bencomo says he was fired after saying "I do." (credit: Rachel Luna/The Sun/LA Newspaper Group)

Protest Held In Support Of Gay Catholic School Teacher Reportedly Fired For Marrying Partner

A protest was held Thursday in support of a gay Catholic school teacher who was fired from his job shortly after he legally married his partner.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2013

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UCLA Officials Accused Of Spending $2M On ‘Lavish’ Travel

Questions are being raised about what some call lavish travel and entertainment spending by UCLA officials over the past five years as tuition has risen 70 percent.

CBS Los Angeles–08/02/2013

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UC Board Confirms Napolitano As New President

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano was approved Thursday as next University of California president.

07/18/2013

Laura Whitehurst (courtesy San Bernardino County DA's Office)

School Allegedly Lagged In Reporting Suspected Sex Abuse To Police

Southern California school district officials were slow to tell police that a teacher was suspected of sexually abusing a student, who allegedly gave birth to the 16-year-old boy’s child last month.

07/06/2013

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Judge Rules Yoga Not Tied To Religion, Allowed To Remain In Public Schools

A judge is allowing a San Diego-area school district to teach yoga, rejecting the claims of disgruntled parents who called it an effort to promote Eastern religion.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

Elizabeth Salcedo graduated from UCLA with a master's degree in social welfare. (credit: CBS)

Siblings Fulfill Dad’s Bruin Dream, Become 1st Generation Grads

Three siblings of one local family were among the sea of proud graduates of UCLA during commencement ceremonies on Friday.

06/14/2013

Monica Ratliff is a 12-year teaching veteran who won her seat on the LAUSD Board against the heavily-favored Antonio Sanchez. (courtesy MonicaRatliff2013.com)

LA Teacher Looks To Revive Vocational Training In Schools

A Los Angeles elementary school teacher who scored a surprise upset win on Election Night says she’s ready to make an impact for students.

05/31/2013

Students and district officials alike say Principal Linda Calvo has created a nurturing environment at Arleta High School. (courtesy LAUSD)

Retiring Principal Credited For Bringing Top LAUSD Grad Rate To Arleta

After opening just seven years ago, Arleta High School boasts a 92 percent graduation rate, with nearly all of the school’s 400 students preparing to go on to college.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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Man, 90, Receives 3rd Master’s Degree From Cal State San Marcos

A San Diego man believes there’s always room to learn and he’s living proof.

05/18/2013

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LAUSD Votes On Key Issues Including New Suspension Rules And Breakfast Program

The Los Angeles Unified School Board voted at a meeting on key issues, including new rules for suspending students and whether or not to keep the district’s breakfast program.

05/14/2013

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‘joinStampede’ Utilizes Social Media To Tackle Student Debt Crisis

JoinStampede.com is attempting to bring 100,000 people with student loans together in hopes of getting them refinanced at the same time.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2013

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School’s Mistake Sends Students To Prom On Wrong Night

BLOOMINGTON (CBSLA.com) — Bloomington High School students arrived at Santa Anita Park on Saturday expecting to attend their prom, only to discover they were a week early, after a scheduling mix-up by the school. Santa Anita […]

04/29/2013