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The campus at California State University, Northridge. (Photo credit: California State University, Northridge)

Cal State Northridge gets $10 million gift

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A graduate of California State University, Northridge, has donated $10 million to the school and is promising to raise $15 million more. The Daily News says the university announced the gift […]

03/28/2014

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Attorneys argue value of CA teacher tenure

We want to review the final arguments in the widely watched case about teacher tenure and the process for firing bad or incompetent teachers. KFWB’s Legal Analyst Royal Oakes discussed this case with Penny and […]

03/28/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, Adofo Muhammad, center, principal of Bedford Academy High School, teaches 10th and 11th graders in his Global Studies class in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

UCLA report finds NY schools are most racially segregated

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday. […]

03/26/2014

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America’s veterans in school: A report card

A new study has found that veterans are succeeding in college. The research released by the Student Veterans of America service organization is the first in-depth look at how those who fought in Iraq and […]

03/24/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Hillary Clinton urges students to participate

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton teamed up with Arizona Sen. John McCain at the start of an annual meeting of college students on Friday, putting on stage a former president, a onetime […]

03/21/2014

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California academic decathlon includes 25 teams from LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The 35th annual California Academic Decathlon begins today in Sacramento with 25 teams from Los Angeles County, including Marshall High School, the highest scorer in qualifying competition. The competitors will take […]

03/21/2014

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

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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