Education

Civil Rights Groups Raise Concerns About Novato Charter School Plan

"Hispanic/Latino students, immigrant students, and low-income students would be left behind in schools that are more racially and socioeconomically isolated," the groups wrote in a joint letter to the seven Novato Unified School District board members.


Conn. Fails to Meet School Desegregation Requirements for Hartford

Connecticut has failed to meet court-ordered benchmarks for integrating Hartford's largely black and Hispanic public school system.


Details of University's Outsourcing Contract Released

"The contract with Texas A&M is the largest contract of its type within the industry and covers a broad spectrum of services, including dining services, janitorial, landscaping and building maintenance."


Hispanic Grads Excel at Ceres, Merced Schools

Without a high school diploma, young adults can drift into the ranks of lowest-paid workers, aid-supported parents or street corner hoodlums. The dropout problem becomes everyone's problem.


Texas School Trustees Debate Meeting on Incentive Pay

Board members Oscar Medrano, Hector Leal and Anna Cruz want Rodriguez to hold the special meeting Nov. 26 or 27, at which time the board could vote on incentive payments of $1,000 for teachers and administrators.


HSF Continues Striving for Hispanic Students

HSF's recent gala raises $125,000 for Hispanic college students through social fundraisers.


US Universities Offer Online Education

A consortium of leading U.S. universities says it is moving forward with an innovative for-credit online education program.


Cal State Students Concerned Despite Postponement of Fee Hikes

California State University, Stanislaus, students remain apprehensive about possible fee hikes even after regents postponed a vote on them in the wake of the passage of Proposition 30 last week.


LAUSD Rescinds Furloughs; School Will End on June 7

Thanks to voter-approved Proposition 30, Los Angeles Unified students will attend school for 180 days this year, the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that the district's academic calendar won't be shortened by a lack of money.


Students Ask: Why Rush on CSU Fees?

It's a natural question: Why -- just a week after voters approved Proposition 30 to alleviate cuts to California schools and tuition increases at its colleges -- are California State University trustees considering a new set of student fees?


Graduation Rates Latest NCLB Waiver Flash Point

A growing chorus of education policy advocates is urging the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen graduation-rate accountability in states that have earned waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.


USC Gets $10 Million Gift

A $10 million gift from David Dollinger will link one of the nation's most respected graduate degrees in real estate with a distinguished alumnus of USC, University of Southern California president C.L. Max Nikias said Monday.


UC Riverside Buys Green Building for HR

A Riverside office building that has never been used since it was completed four years ago will be the home of the University of California's consolidated payroll and human resources operations, it was announced Monday.


Web Scammers Home in on Job-seeking College Students

Sitting at her laptop hunting for a part-time job, University of California-Davis student Isra Sebiaa spotted an "office help" ad that sounded incredibly appealing.


Caution Urged in Using 'Value Added' Evaluations for Teachers

Top researchers studying new "value added" or "growth index" models for measuring a teacher's contribution to student achievement completely agree on one thing: These methods should be used in staff-evaluation systems with more caution than they have been so far.


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