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Students of the college scandal: Who knew, who didn’t and why so many ended up at USC

It’s been called the largest college admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history. And with some of the accused parents expected to formally plead guilty in coming weeks, attention is turning to their kids and how the scandal might affect their acceptance, enrollment or degrees. A Bay Area News Group analysis of hundreds of pages of court documents and other records shows: Sixteen of the students ended up attending or offered acceptance to the University of Southern California, four times as man...
Tags: California News, News, College, College admissions scandal, Higher Education, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


Test taker pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scam

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER BOSTON — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities across the country. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the SAT and ACT for students, or correcting their answers, as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, which has ensnared celebrities, business executives and athletic coaches at sought-after sch...
Tags: Business, Florida, News, Education, Abc, Stanford, Boston, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Harvard, Soccer, Huffman, BRADENTON, Eric Rosen, Alanna Durkin


Estancia High takes first in BIA’s ‘Design/Build’ competition

Costa Mesa’s Estancia High School beat out teams from nine other high schools Sunday, April 7, to take first place in the Southern California Building Industry Association’s annual “Design/Build” competition in Huntington Beach. Twelve teams from area high schools, Orange Coast College and the Orange County 4-H Club took part in the competition during which students from homebuiliding classes had 1 ½ days to build a tilt-roof garden shed, complete with a Dutch door, window, vent and flower box. ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Education, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Bia, Construction, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Orange Coast College, RANCHO CUCAMONGA


If you had the money, would you pay off a college admissions officer? 1 in 4 parents say they would, a new poll finds

If you had the money, would you bribe a college official to get your child admitted? Fifteen percent of all American adults would answer yes, according to a new poll. And that number rises to 25 percent for adults who actually have children ages 18 and under. It’s a hypothetical question, but certainly a revealing ethical one. There’s been a flood of outrage over the recent college admissions scandal, in which federal prosecutors charged parents with everything from paying off testing proctors t...
Tags: Business, Local News, News, Uncategorized, Education, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


Academic Decathlon teams from San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, South Bay begin statewide contest

LOS ANGELES — El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills will begin defending its California and U.S. Academic Decathlon titles Friday as competition gets underway in this year’s state contest in Sacramento. In what has become an annual battle, El Camino will face tough competition from fellow Los Angeles Unified School District campus Granada Hills Charter High School. Granada Hills has won the state and national Academic Decathlons six of the past eight years — with El Camino winning...
Tags: Local News, News, Education, LAUSD, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


Azusa Pacific University lifts LGBTQ relationship ban (again)

Azusa Pacific University again has lifted a ban on LGBTQ relationships on campus. The university Board of Trustees directed administrators to update the student handbook for undergraduate students, campus spokeswoman Rachel White confirmed. The changes specifically removed language that barred LGBTQ relationships as part of a standing ban on pre-marital sex. The update, enacted Thursday, demonstrates Azusa Pacific’s commitment to “uniform standards of behavior for all students, applied equally a...
Tags: Education, Washington, Sacramento, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Higher Education, Christian, Lgbtq, Local News, Christ, Board of Trustees, Stanton, Erin Green, Azusa Pacific University, Dias


Study finds 19 percent of community college students in California are homeless

Nineteen percent of students attending California’s community college system have experienced homelessness in the last year, while 60 percent have experienced recent housing insecurity and 50 percent have struggled with food insecurity, according to a report released Thursday, March 7. The study, conducted by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University’s College of Education in Philadelphia, surveyed nearly 40,000 students at 57 community colleges during the fall sem...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, Homeless, Philadelphia, Orange County, Los Angeles County, California Community College, Cypress College, Schilling, Sara Goldrick Rab, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for May runoff

Political veteran Jackie Goldberg appeared to be headed for a May 14 runoff for a seat that could significantly alter the political balance of the Los Angeles Unified School District school board, after residents of the city’s northeast stretches took to the polls Tuesday. With mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, Goldberg was comfortably in the lead with 48.26 percent of the vote, with all precincts reported, according to the L.A. County Registrar’s Office late Tuesday. Because sh...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Daily News, Ortiz, Scott


LAUSD Election 2019: Goldberg, Repenning take early lead in race for northeast LA school board seat

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District’s  took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg with an early lead, with 46.89 percent of the vote and Heather Repenning with 13.45 percent with 10 out of 122 precincts reported. Goldberg, 73, is a veteran elected official who sat on the school board from 1983 to 1991 before servi...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Board, State Assembly, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for a May runoff

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg in the lead with 45.84 percent of the vote, followed neck-and-neck by Graciela “Grace” Ortiz with 14.53 percent and Heather Repenning with 13.10 percent, respectively, with 66 out of 122 precincts reporting after 10 p.m. Goldberg, 73, i...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Ortiz, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


For many Southern California students, two languages (or more) are better than one

In Maritza Bermudez’s home, the goal has been to speak Spanish as much as possible. But starting next school year, Korean will be thrown into the mix. Bermudez, who lives in Anaheim, is enrolling one of her children in a Korean/English language immersion program – the first of its kind in Orange County and part of a growing trend throughout Southern California. “We know it’s going to be challenging,” Bermudez said. “But being trilingual is being a step ahead.” First grade teacher Cindy Murgu...
Tags: Politics, Milan, News, Education, Abc, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Cambodia, Local News, Orange County, Ucla, Mitchell, Southern California, Anaheim


John Muir High students walk out of class in protest of ban on durags

Students at Pasadena’s John Muir High School walked out of class Wednesday morning to protest a school policy that prohibit wearing durags. The students say the ban on durags exists because administrators believe they’re associated with gangs. But for the students, the head coverings are an important part of black culture often used to preserve a hairstyle known as waves. Reggie Myles, 17, a Black Student Union cabinet member, helps lead John Muir High School students in a walkout protesting...
Tags: News, Protest, Education, Sport, Soccer, John Muir, Pasadena, Gray, Wilson, Muir, Black Student Union, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories SGVT, John Muir High School, Top Stories PSN, Sarah Reingewirtz


LAUSD community, family remember Michelle King’s ‘poise and grace’

Teary tributes and stirring song rang through the cavernous hall of Trinity Baptist Church Friday morning as loved ones and colleagues reflected on Michelle King’s life as a compassionate leader devoted to public education in Los Angeles. King, who worked from student aide to superintendent of the nation’s second largest district, died on Feb. 2 at age 57 following a years-long battle with cancer. Hundreds attended the memorial service, which was also live-streamed on the district’s website. It ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Watson, Lausd, Local News, King, Ucla, HARRIS, McKenna, Michelle King, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles King


Public schools should offer more vegan menus, this San Fernando Valley assemblyman says

LOS ANGELES – Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, announced proposed legislation Wednesday that he said would provide incentives for public schools across the state to offer students a plant-based entree and plant-based milk at meals. Under AB 479, the Healthy Climate-Friendly School Lunch Act, schools would receive additional state funding for serving the vegan options, which Nazarian said would be healthier and more climate-friendly. The bill would also provide state support for staff trai...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Nazarian, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles City Hall, Paul Koretz, Top Stories LADN, Hans Gutknecht, Top Stories OCR


Persian book festival coming to Irvine

When Bahareh Hedayat wanted to find immersion classes in Persian language and culture for her young children, she couldn’t find any close to home. So the Irvine resident created her own language immersion and cultural center. The non-profit, Bahar Kids, now is gearing to host its second annual Persian Children’s Book Festival on Feb. 24. Children reading “I spy with my little eyes” — in Persian — during a language immersion class at Bahar Kids in Irvine. (Courtesy of Bahar Kids) Persian au...
Tags: News, Education, Immigration, Sport, Culture, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Local News, Ucla, Southern California, San Bernardino, Irvine, Newport Beach, UC Irvine, U S Census, L A County


Reducing gun violence, charter school accountability, top voter concerns in education, poll says

By Laura Fay | LA School Report School safety and college affordability are the most pressing issues in education, California voters said in a ew poll. The top priority overall was reducing gun violence in schools, with more than half of respondents saying it was “very important.” But voters with children as well as those ages 18-49 and those earning less than $35,000 a year rated college affordability as more important. The annual poll, conducted since 2012, was led by researchers at the Univer...
Tags: Florida, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Oakland, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Oakland California, Jan, United Teachers Los Angeles


Brainpower bragging rights was on the line in new Super Quiz for LA County Academic Decathlon

Los Angeles County high school students, born after the millennium, showed off what they knew about the 1960s on Saturday. Arcadia High School teammates react over getting the correct answer as they compete in the 2019 Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon Super Quiz competition at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera on Saturday February 2, 2019. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) Alhambra High School teammates dress for the 60’s theme as they compete in the 2019 Los A...
Tags: Education, California, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles County, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Pico Rivera, Arcadia High School, San Gabriel High School, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


How the story of Pacoima’s ‘little school that could’ became the political fault line of public education

Some folks call Dr. Yvonne Chan the ‘charter matriarch.’ At age 73, 26 years after she founded the first charter school in Los Angeles, her reign along a six-block stretch of the East San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Pacoima is palpable. Chan is the founding principal of an empire of schools teaching 3,187 students from pre-K through 12th grade, the first independent charter school in the city. These days, she goes by the title “Chief Visionary Officer,” but she’s rarely without a jangling la...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Harvard, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Lausd, Local News, Santa Barbara, Ucla, Hart


Thousands of protesters decry potential limits on charter schools as LAUSD board tackles teachers’ pact

As Los Angeles Unified’s school board geared up to vote on the hard-fought agreement that ended the nine-day teachers strike — which includes a resolution calling on Superintendent Austin Beutner to explore a temporary freeze on new charter schools in Los Angeles — students, parents and teachers from dozens of charter schools rallied against the measure outside district headquarters. The rally, which organizers said numbered about 5,000 demonstrators, inspired déjà vu of the United Teachers Los ...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Losangeles, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Unified


Ever-competitive LAUSD scholars hardly miss a beat, despite frustrating 6-day strike

Like many Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, Amber Willis had a difficult choice to make while the strike drew near. Should she stand up for what she believes in and support a cause — which in the end could help students and teachers alike — but create short-term consequences for those same students in missing days off school? The choice was especially tough for such LAUSD teachers as Willis, who instructs advanced-placement biology at Dr. Richard A. Vladovic Harbor Teacher Preparatio...
Tags: Google, News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Richard, Google Classroom, Wilson, Fernandez, Willis


LAUSD teachers strike ends, but the debate is revving up in Sacramento

By Ricardo Cano As Los Angeles teachers celebrate the end of their six-day strike against California’s largest school district, the issues underlying the union’s bitter walkout appear to be headed straight for the state Capitol. The Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles reached a deal Tuesday, ending nearly two years of deadlocked negotiations. The strike—the first in 30 years at the district—had impacted more than a half-million students and disrupted the city for ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, Capitol


What does fallout from LA teachers strike mean for the future of charter schools?

On paper, the six-day strike teachers strike that disrupted learning at 900 public schools across Los Angeles was a fight about orthodox demands like lower class sizes, higher pay and more support staff from nurses to librarians and counselors. But a core issue and perhaps the most divisive barely touched the bargaining table: the future of the city’s 224 charter schools. Education policy experts contend that although United Teachers Los Angeles – the union that represents the teachers in L.A. U...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Rogers, Southern California, Santa Ana, John Rogers, Senate Education Committee


​At LAUSD, behind the smiles, deep rifts​ remain after strike. At some campuses, ‘It’s the elephant in the room’

The United Teachers Los Angeles walkout at the L.A. Unified School District wasn’t an especially long strike, but it was an emotionally tense and high-stakes week in which teachers — who normally are working in their classrooms — found themselves in the national spotlight. For teachers, the six-day walkout involved tough decisions about whether to go out on the line or cross it, days of standing in the rain and callous mud-slinging amongst leaders. It also involved atypical hours to socialize wh...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Valley Village, United Teachers Los Angeles, Tilly, Pacoima, John Marshall High School, Chris Tilly, UTLA, Southern California News Group, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs


A 9-day LAUSD teacher strike took a financial toll. Here are some numbers

The teacher strike that rocked LA’s public schools over nine days was definitely a blow to the second largest district in the nation. A bunch of numbers have been bandied about. But here’s a rundown on what we know about the financial blow to the Los Angeles Unified School District, and on a few other things, like whether teachers will take a financial hit for walking out. By Tuesday, the last day of the nine-day strike, an estimated $151.4 million was lost in state funding as a result of the n...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Diana, Lausd, Board of Education, Carlos, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Porter Ranch teacher sues UTLA and LAUSD over union dues

Porter Ranch Community School teacher Irene Seager says that United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District are compelling her to pay union dues despite a Supreme Court ruling that makes such payments optional. (Image from the Porter Ranch Community School website) The Los Angeles teachers union and school district are being sued by a Porter Ranch teacher who claims union dues are being deducted from her paychecks in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Irene Seag...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Porter Ranch, U S Supreme Court, The Supreme Court, United Teachers Los Angeles, Porter Ranch Community School, Seager, UTLA, Top Stories LADN


In deal between LAUSD and teachers, some parties gained ground while others gave it up

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


LAUSD teachers struck a deal, with some gaining and others giving up some ground

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


What’s in the LAUSD-UTLA agreement to end the teacher’s strike?

LOS ANGELES — The proposed labor deal announced Tuesday between Los Angeles Unified and the teachers union includes provisions for hiring nurses, librarians and counselors, along with class-size reductions phased in over three years, according to a summary of the proposal published by the union. According to the summary, which was posted on United Teachers Los Angeles’ website, the 6 percent pay raise included in the proposal includes a 3 percent boost retroactive for the 2017-18 school year, an...
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Back to the picket lines: As week 2 begins, LAUSD parents and teachers hope for a deal as strike’s end hangs in balance

The rains that drenched Los Angeles just days ago were nowhere to be found Monday, but an end to the massive teacher strike shaking the region remained elusive as tens of thousands of teachers geared up to hit the picket lines for a second week. Many teachers and parents were hoping for a deal by the weekend’s end and a return to classrooms Tuesday, as district and union negotiators underwent a marathon of closed-door bargaining sessions at L.A. City Hall. But even as teachers stayed away from ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, City Hall, Northridge, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Ayala, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Pacoima


With the LAUSD strike ongoing, these teachers and principals find common cause making music ‘for the kids’

Through the weekend, bargaining teams of LA Unified and teachers union UTLA were hard at work in negotiation sessions, trying to end a teachers strike that has pitted educators against administration personnel in the nation’s second largest district. But those divides didn’t stop a band comprised of teachers and administrators at Mulhulland Middle School in Lake Balboa from getting together on Sunday for a three hour-band practice. The group of eight – two principals and six teachers – have a sh...
Tags: News, Education, Kentucky, Sport, Soccer, Bruno Mars, Lausd, Local News, Justin Timberlake, Solidarity, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Vallone, Vanowen Street, UTLA, LA Unified



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