Helping LA’s foster youth at UCLA

Foster youth are often denied access to adequate educational and residential programs that can meet their unique needs. Results are damaging and long-term. But a program at UCLA provides a helping hand to educational opportunities.


Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Miramonte Teacher Accused of Lewd Acts on Kids Heads to Court Today

Former Miramonte Elementary School Teacher Mark Berndt is charged with 23 counts of committing lewd acts on children. He’s being held on $23 million bail. Penny Griego and Phil Hulett speak with Berndt’s new attorney Manny Madrono. Listen to a replay…


OC Bible club sues school district over fee

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Christian youth club is suing an Orange County school district, saying the district’s refusal to allow the group to use facilities free of charge violates its constitutional rights. The American […]


Cal State mulls 3 fee hikes to push graduation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University is considering three new fee hikes designed to push students to earn their degrees faster and open up more classroom seats and enrollment slots for new and existing […]


Calif. strips 23 schools of ranking for cheating

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The California Department of Education has stripped 23 schools of a key state ranking due to cheating and other irregularities in administering standardized tests last spring. The Los Angeles Times reported […]


Private colleges boom as Calif. universities falter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s public higher education crisis has a flip side: swelling enrollment, expanding faculty, and state-of-the-art construction at the state’s private colleges and universities. With five years of funding cuts causing stumbles […]


Private college costs up again but at slower rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tuition at private colleges and universities is up by 3.9 percent from last year. But while that rate is overll above overall inflation, it’s the smallest increase in at least four decades. […]


Obama, Biden launch initiative for military kids

WASHINGTON (AP) – Madeline Stevens knows what it’s like to be a military brat. “The first week of school, it’s really hard,” said Stevens, a 17-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., who has moved eight times with […]


Colleges pledge to graduate additional 4 million

(AP) – Public colleges and universities are pledging they’ll produce an additional 3.8 million graduates by 2025, providing a major boost toward a national target of having 60 percent of adults hold a college degree. […]


Non-profit PTA sues for-profit rival

CHICAGO (AP) – The nonprofit PTA is suing a for-profit rival amid a decades-long slide in membership. The National Parent Teacher Association filed a lawsuit against PTO Today on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in […]


Your Turn to Thrive (audio)

Author Sharon Lechter has been a pioneer in developing new technologies, programs and products to bring education into children’s lives in ways that are innovative, challenging and fun and remains committed to education – particularly […]


KFWB's Rhonda Kramer receives Golden Pylon Award

The 16th Annual Golden Pylon Awards were presented to the region’s top traffic reporters today. The awards honor the true-grit reporters whose on-air traffic reports keeps the region’s traffic moving by promoting ride share options. […]