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Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to reporters during briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to […]

03/21/2014

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Three Southland high schools win Grammy Foundation grants

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Diamond Bar, Mira Costa and Northwood high schools were among a dozen nationwide awarded grants today by the Grammy Foundation. Diamond Bar will get $6,000, Mira Costa in Manhattan Beach will […]

03/18/2014

College education

College freshmen survey

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A new survey of the nation’s college freshmen shows that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost has become a growing […]

03/06/2014

College Board President David Coleman attends an announcement event, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Austin, Texas where College Board officials announced updates for the SAT college entrance exam, the first since 2005, needed to make the exam a College Board a better representative of what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

New SAT: The essay portion to become optional

WASHINGTON (AP) — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some […]

03/05/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, filmmaker George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson are seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The University of Chicago said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, that Lucas and Hobson are donating $25 million to the prestigious private school. The grant from The George Lucas Family Foundation will pay for a new arts hall at the university's Laboratory Schools.(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

George Lucas, wife donate $25M to Chicago school

CHICAGO (AP) — Filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, are donating $25 million to a prestigious private school on Chicago’s South Side. The University of Chicago says Tuesday the grant from The George […]

02/25/2014

High school students study at the teenscape area at the Los Angeles Central Library on Jan. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LAUSD libraries in trouble

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  About half of the 600 elementary and middle school libraries in the Los Angeles Unified School District are without librarians or aides, denying tens of thousands of students regular access to […]

02/24/2014

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More talking, longer sentences help babies’ brains

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sooner you start explaining the world to your baby, the better. That doesn’t mean flash cards for tots, or merely pointing out objects: “Here’s an orange. That’s a bowl.” New research […]

02/13/2014

Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Widest earnings gap for college grads in 48 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor’s degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century. It’s a sign of the growing value of a college […]

02/11/2014

Racist, sexist fliers found at USC, UCLA campuses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Campus police are investigating fliers with profane, racist and sexist language that have been distributed at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. The Los Angeles […]

02/11/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rubio proposes higher education overhaul

MIAMI (AP) — Possible presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio called Monday for overhauling the nation’s higher education system to close an “opportunity gap” between Americans with and without advanced degrees. The Florida Republican said the […]

02/10/2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks to T.C. Williams High School student Shayla Stephens, second from left, and her mother Sheree Stephens, left, at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 5, 2014, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady to students: Apply for federal aid

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama has a message for students considering college: File for federal financial aid. The first lady said Wednesday that filing the form is an important first step for students who […]

02/05/2014