August 25, 1994 |
American high school students continue to make plodding progress in math but are slipping back to historic lows in verbal skills, all but wiping out gains posted during the educational reform boom of the 1980s, the latest Scholastic Aptitude Test scores for graduating seniors show.
May 19, 1991
Many people are confused by California's three-tier system of state-financed universities and colleges. Here's an explanation of what many experts consider the nation's best public higher education network. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Background: UC combines the education of undergraduates with a strong emphasis on graduate programs and world-class research in the sciences and humanities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2011 |
Rosemarie Bernier, the librarian at Hamilton High School, sees hundreds of students every day. She knows them by their study habits, the questions they ask and the books they read. Joelle and Johanna love to run their fingers through old books. We find them in the stacks, admiring the beautiful, old binding of a Jules Verne novel. Another group of "regulars" gathers at a table. Nahum and Livingston leaf through sheets of sample calculus problems, while Antonio reads the final chapters of Toni Morrison's great novel "Song of Solomon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - In a second-floor walk-up near the Capitol, two children of one of the world's richest men used to slump into armchairs in the evening and gripe about California education, unwittingly laying the groundwork for a potential upheaval in state politics. That was a decade ago, and the apartment was a crash pad for Molly Munger, a Pasadena lawyer and the eldest daughter of Warren Buffett's billionaire business partner. Having traded in a successful career as a corporate litigator to become a civil rights attorney after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, she was in the capital often to help low-income neighborhoods fight for school construction money.
October 25, 1987 |
The majority of inner-city high schools in Los Angeles are doing a worse job of educating low-income black and Latino youths than they were 10 years ago, according to a study of standardized test scores released today by the University of Chicago. The study, believed to be the first comprehensive analysis of high school achievement patterns within a single large metropolitan area, challenges claims made by state and local education officials, including state Supt.
February 4, 1997 |
Californians are less anxious about access to higher education than they were three years ago, and more believe that some college is "necessary for almost everyone," according to a study released Monday. About 54% of 800 people randomly polled by the New York-based nonprofit group Public Agenda said that attending college was more difficult today than 10 years ago--but that figure is considerably lower than the 67% who said the same thing when asked in a 1993 poll.
March 24, 1993 |
Showing unprecedented unity, leaders of California's public and private higher education systems warned Tuesday that the state must restore its historic commitment to funding colleges and universities or face economic catastrophe. Continuing cutbacks on campuses trap the state in its deep recession and jeopardize the future of many thousands of young people, the educators said.
September 8, 1999 |
Even as a national political debate intensifies over ways to provide parents with alternatives to the nearest public school, the reality is that nearly one in four students already is exercising such a choice either on a public or private campus. A study to be released today estimates that nearly 8 million children nationally attend charter schools, magnet schools or other alternatives to neighborhood schools that began emerging a generation ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1992 |
The formation of a new think tank on higher education in California was announced Tuesday, along with a $6-million grant from the James Irvine Foundation to fund the effort. The California Higher Education Policy Center, to be headquartered in San Jose, will study issues of access, price and quality of education in both public and private colleges and universities, according to Patrick Callan, executive director.
January 14, 2001 |
California's massive standardized testing program is having some unintended effects both in and outside the classroom, results that have little to do with lawmakers' goals of improving education and boosting accountability. At some schools, teachers have students read short passages instead of entire books because that's what's on the test. At other schools, lessons on science and social studies have been abandoned to make more time for drilling on test-related material.