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Report: Occidental Again Underreports Sex Assaults

Occidental College, which previously said it failed to report two dozen sexual assault allegations to federal officials, didn’t disclose an additional 27 sex assault reports last year, according to documents, interviews and a review of two confidential federal complaints against the school by a newspaper.


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Record Number Of Calif. School Districts Are Facing Financial Woes

The California Department of Education says a record number of school districts are in financial dire straits this year, with a dozen facing insolvency.


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LAUSD Agrees To Revise How English Learners Are Taught

The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed Tuesday to sweeping revisions in the way it teaches students learning English, as well as African American youngsters, settling a federal civil rights investigation that examined whether the district was denying the students a quality education.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/12/2011


LA County High School Dropout Rate Jumps in 2010

The class of 2010 at Los Angeles County high schools had a 20.3 percent dropout rate, above the statewide figure of 18.2 percent.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/11/2011

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CalWorks Fraud Case Exposes Lack Of State Controls

Stephanie Vega’s soon-to-be ex-husband was gathering his belongings to move out of the house when he found a bag that contained $3,000 and bogus documents bearing alterations of his name.


Caltrans May Have To Pay Damages For Deadly 2003 Mudslide

The California Department of Transportation may have to pay damages for a 2003 mudslide that killed 14 people at a mountain camp in San Bernardino County.


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Los Angeles School Scores Rise In Statewide Testing

State test scores are up for children in the nation’s second-largest school district despite drastic budget cuts and teacher layoffs in the Los Angeles Unified School District.