January 16, 1989 |
Differences between men and women in mathematical and spatial reasoning ability have declined almost to zero, researchers reported here Sunday. Marcia C. Linn, professor of education at UC Berkeley, and psychologist Janet S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1999
The National Assessment of Educational Progress found that only 20% of California's fourth-graders were deemed proficient readers last year, meaning they had a solid command of challenging course work. The exam revealed that white and Asian students outperformed their black and Latino counterparts, a gap that remained constant over a six-year span. And girls consistently did better than boys.
January 16, 1989
The number of black males enrolled in U.S. colleges declined over the last decade even as minority enrollment in general was rising by 8%, a study said. Black males also earned the fewest degrees and made the least progress in number of faculty positions held, the American Council on Education said in its seventh annual report on Minorities in Higher Education. The council, reviewing Department of Education statistics, found that black males represented 4.
June 26, 2001 |
At school this year, 14-year-old David studied geometry, biology and the usual eighth-grade curriculum. At home, he took in lessons of a different dimension. "Like if I had a wife and I hit her, she would leave me, and then she would not be my wife anymore," David said. With his mother, two younger sisters and little brother, David fled a violent father just over a year ago.
November 18, 1999 |
At a time when women are making tremendous gains in higher education, finding more support and earning more advanced diplomas than ever, a troubling phenomenon is occurring on college campuses across the country: The men are vanishing. An Iowa-based policy analyst is highlighting the trend, which flips the age-old gender gap in higher education. Thomas G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2011 |
Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West, most spectacularly in the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. Born in 1957 to a life of privilege, Bin Laden was one of more than 50 offspring of a Saudi construction magnate. He spent his youth in mansions filled with crystal chandeliers, gold statues and Italian tapestries.