Posts Tagged ‘schools’

Lynn Swann says USC was ‘blindsided’ by alleged actions of administrator in college admissions scandal

USC athletic director Lynn Swann was in bed Tuesday when he received the call about the college admissions bribery scandal that would rock USC and several other schools around the nation. His phone rang twice around 7 a.m. before he finally picked it up the third time.

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Week long Oakland teachers’ strike ends with tentative agreement

A weeklong teachers’ strike in Oakland ended Friday with a tentative agreement on a new contract, the teachers union and school district announced. “This is a historic no-concessions contract with a win in every major proposal we made. We are now leaps and bounds closer to the schools that Oakland..

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LAPD investigates Turkish flags hung at Armenian schools

The figure in black walked the perimeters of the two private Armenian schools, clutching Turkish flags. In the early morning hours Tuesday, school officials and police said, he hung several flags on the schools’ gates and fled. Authorities are investigating the incidents, which have sparked concern..

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L.A. charter school teachers reach deal to end strike, the first of its kind in California

A South Los Angeles charter school network reached a tentative deal Sunday to end an eight-day strike, the first job action of its kind in California, union officials said. Accelerated Schools’ teachers are expected to return to their classrooms Monday morning and vote on the agreement in the afternoon,…

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UCLA signee Grant Sherfield receives release from letter of intent

Grant Sherfield, a combo guard from Wichita (Kan.) Sunrise Christian High who signed with UCLA in November, has requested and received a release from his letter of intent in a move that will allow him to pursue opportunities from other schools. Sherfield’s decision comes a little more than two…

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LAUSD teachers’ strike: 5 things you need to know

Los Angeles Unified School District teachers are on strike for the first time in 30 years.

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Paint companies poisoned people with lead additives. Now they want a billion-dollar bailout

This isn’t the first time Californians have faced a misleading, self-serving ballot initiative bankrolled by special interests. But the chutzpah behind the Healthy Homes and Schools Act sets a new standard. The initiative was developed by three paint companies — Sherwin-Williams, Conagra and NL..

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He charged tuition for help getting student visas in ‘pay-to-stay’ scheme. A judge gave him 15 months in prison

The four schools enrolled hundreds of foreign nationals and gave them immigration documents that helped them secure student visas. Students paid thousands in tuition, federal prosecutors said, but many of them rarely, or never, showed up to class. The discrepancy led investigators to uncover a…

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Conflict-of-interest complaint against L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez sparks widespread concern

Early reaction to conflict-of-interest allegations against Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez included silence, concern and calls for his resignation.

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Advocacy groups challenging this California state housing rule say it uproots farmworkers’ children from schools

More than 30 community organizations and advocates are ramping up their efforts to reverse a California housing rule that they say uproots the children of migrant farmworkers from their schools twice a year, causing them to fall behind and often drop out. The regulation from the California Department…

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