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Larry Magid: Laptops Here To Stay For Some L.A. Students

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making a change to its program to provide every student with an iPad. The district will now let some high school students get laptops instead.

06/30/2014

Jason Bell, Director of Project Rebound at San Francisco State University (SFSU)

KCBS In Depth: ‘Project Rebound’ Transforms Prison Inmates Into Scholars

This week, KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Project Rebound director Jason Bell, who is also a former inmate and became a college graduate through the innovative program at San Francisco State University that’ has been helping former inmates earn their college degrees as soon as they are released from prison.

06/30/2014

Students learning in a "Do-it-yourself" home school.(CBS)

‘Do-It-Yourself’ Home Schooling Growing In Silicon Valley

Think about school, and most of us imagine a classroom packed with kids. But whether it’s practicing French online with a native speaker, or keeping the beat in the garage during music class, parents are embracing a new kind of school, the do-it-yourself kind.

06/23/2014

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Corinthian Colleges, Department Of Education Reach Agreement Over Student Aid

Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds.

06/23/2014

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City College SF Likely To Retain Accreditation As College Commission Changes Rules

City College of San Francisco is expected to retain its accreditation and will not be forced to close. On Wednesday, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges proposed new rules in a turn of events.

06/11/2014

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California Teacher Tenure Policy Ruled Unconstitutional By LA Judge

California’s tenure protections for public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.

06/10/2014

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California State Senate Approves Bill Easing Firings For Teacher Abuse

The state Senate on Monday passed a bill making it easier to fire teachers accused of sex abuse, child abuse or serious drug crimes.

06/09/2014

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Cheating Uncovered At Palo Alto High School, More Than 100 Algebra Tests Invalidated

Officials at Palo Alto High School have invalidated final exams taken by more than 100 students last month, after the school said they uncovered cheating.

06/06/2014

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson (left), challenger Marshall Tuck. (Torlakson Campaign, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Torlakson Stakes Early Lead In Race For State Schools Superintendent

In the race for California Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Tom Torlakson staked an early lead over fellow Democrat Marshall Tuck while a a third GOP candidate had a surprisingly strong showing, according to early results.

06/03/2014

Meuy Phan is graduating from Richmond High School with near-perfect grades. But her biggest accomplishment may be at home where she has grown up with the responsibilities of an adult.

Students Rising Above: Richmond High Student Helps Deaf Parents

Meuy Phan is graduating from Richmond High School with near-perfect grades. But her biggest accomplishment may be at home where she has grown up with the responsibilities of an adult.

06/03/2014

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