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Will later school start times mean more sleep or more hassles for California?

A new state law mandating a later school start time for middle and high schools has drawn mixed reactions. Many school leaders are skeptical; parent opinion is mixed; many students seem to like the idea.

As CSU graduation rates climb, Long Beach stands out

Twenty-seven percent of students who entered Cal State universities as freshmen four years ago graduated in 2019, up from 19% in 2015, according to CSU's figures.

Letters to the Editor: Like most school reforms, later start times aren't well thought out

Under a new law, schools will be forced to start later in the morning -- and more kids will have to go to school without their working parents.

College admissions scandal: Felicity Huffman reports to prison to serve 14-day sentence

Felicity Huffman went to a prison in Northern California where she will spend two weeks for conspiring to rig her daughter's college entrance exams.

USC to relinquish control of the Gamble House in Pasadena

Since 1966 USC has cared for the historic Gamble House in Pasadena. Soon the university will hand off management as locals seek more control.

1 in 4 female undergrads said they were sexually assaulted on campus. At USC, it's nearly 1 in 3

The survey of 181,752 students was conducted at 33 universities including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Northwestern and the University of Oregon.

California becomes first state in the country to push back school start times

A new California law requires middle and high schools in urban areas to delay start times to allow students to get more sleep.

Letters to the Editor: Teachers don't need mandates on handling 'willful defiance'

Good teachers know how to handle defiant students without suspending them. Let them do their jobs without more mandates.

LAUSD keeps many Valley schools open during fire, posing a problem for some teachers and parents

Some L.A. Unified parents, teachers and union leaders complained of hectic, uncomfortable conditions on campuses and criticized the decision to keep many schools open.

Sólo la mitad de los estudiantes de California cumplen con los estándares de inglés, y en matemáticas aún menos

Puntajes en las pruebas de California en 2019: La mitad de los estudiantes cumplen con los estándares de inglés y menos con los de matemáticas.

Families endure costly legal fights trying to get the right special education services

Due process cases often pit families and schools against each other, instead of being partners in improving special education, critics say

Letters to the Editor: Tying college admission to a multiple-choice SAT makes no sense

High school grades are a better predictor of college success than the SAT or ACT, says a Cal State professor emeritus.

¿Las escuelas de UC eliminarán su requisito de puntuación SAT?

El sistema escolar de la Universidad de California está considerando la posibilidad de eliminar el requisito del examen SAT en las solicitudes de admisión.

A fence goes up to deter school shootings, and a neighborhood loses its park

As concerns about school safety and shootings rise, districts are tightening security even though it limits public access to campus grounds.
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