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Cal State Dominguez Hills applauds science, facility and college prep grants

Biology students at Cal State Dominguez Hills will soon be able to do their own DNA sequencing, seeing the molecular structures of plants, bacteria and other living things more closely than ever before. The Carson university’s Department ...

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  • Politics

    First year of community college could soon be free in California

    New community college students in California may soon see a surprising number on their tuition balance: $0. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who proposed Assembly Bill 19, thinks it will prompt as many as 19,000 students who might not have seen college as a possibility to pursue higher education. “What we’re truly talking about is creating a college-going culture in our community,” Santiago said during a phone interview Monday. But the bill...

    By Emily DeRuy|

  • Education

    CSU faculty rebels against changes in remedial and math education, calls for delay

    California State University faculty is rebelling against recently announced changes in remedial education and math requirements at the 23-campus system and wants delays of at least a year. So far the university’s administration shows no indication of slowing down. But if the university’s governing board agrees with the faculty, one of the most ambitious education reform efforts in California higher education in decades could be delayed or overhauled. A resolution...

    Larry Gordon
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  • Education

    California college students continue to borrow less than those in 47 other states

    Many graduates of California’s colleges may be anxious about paying off student loans but a new study shows that they actually finish school with some of the lowest average debt in the nation. Only two other states showed smaller student debt loads. The report by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) in Oakland shows that 53 percent of students who started at a four-year, not-for-profit college in California and graduated there in 2016 had incurred any student...

    Larry Gordon
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  • Hate crimes

    FBI investigating threats against Jewish students, Latino student group at CSULB

    Cal State Long Beach officials have contacted the FBI following threats made against members of La Raza Student Association, as well as Jewish students. Campus police are also investigating the threats, which were made over the Internet and in the form of antagonizing fliers posted around the school’s Multicultural Center. Campus President Jane Close Conoley confirmed the investigations in a mass email sent to school employees and students on Wednesday. Her message did not...

    Andrew Edwards
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  • Primary and secondary education

    Cerritos high school lesson on slavery — in which students’ hands are bound — discontinued after outrage

    One parent’s pleas and outrage have prompted administrators at a Cerritos high school to discontinue a classroom activity that simulated the slave system in colonial America by binding students’ hands together, lying them down in a dark room and showing them a clip of the film “Roots.” The intention behind the “experiential exercise” was to recreate “the voyage slaves went on across the Atlantic Ocean, on their way to the new...

    Courtney Tompkins
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  • Libraries

    Steel construction begins for new Main Library in downtown Long Beach

    The city of Long Beach celebrated the start of steel construction for the new 92,500-square-feet Main Library at the Civic Center on Tuesday. The ceremony included signing of the steel beams to be used in building the new library.

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  • Higher education

    Will Prospector Pete be out as CSULB mascot? Leaders to discuss

    All right, we’re not going to talk about Robt. E. Lee statuary anymore. We’ll leave the land of kudzu and cicadas and the sweet smell of magnolia blossoms and head on home where Cal State Long Beach students, faculty and alumni are bickering once again over the school’s mascot, Pete the Prospector. The history is simple. Perhaps too simple: The college was founded in 1949 (100 years after gold was discovered in California), which shortens to ’49, which gets...

    Tim Grobaty
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  • Philanthropy

    How San Pedro schools came through for Texas hurricane victims

    Boxes and boxes of donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas pulled out of San Pedro on Sunday, the efforts of a weeklong drive among schools in the Harbor Area. The amount of donations, said Lora Caudill, principal of Leland Elementary School in San Pedro, was overwhelming. “My one reservation (about the project) was that I didn’t want just a lot of old clothes,” she said. She didn’t have to worry. “The response was...

    Donna Littlejohn
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  • Education

    Saved by the peace and quiet at a growing number of California schools

    Hoping to create calmer, more peaceful atmospheres on campus, schools around the state are turning off their bell systems and letting students figure out when class starts the old-fashioned way: by looking at a clock. “The only places that have bells any more are prisons and schools,” said Chris Calderwood, assistant principal at Rancho Mirage High School near Palm Springs. “The bottom line is, every kid has a cell phone in their pocket. They know what time it is.

    By Carolyn Jones EdSource|

  • Education

    Students named semifinalists for national scholarship

    Thousands of high school seniors from across Southern California were named semifinalists this week for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which in its 63rd year will dole out $32 million to 7,500 students in the spring. About 16,000 students nationwide were named semifinalists. Of those, 15,000 are expected to advance to the final round, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation said in a statement. The semifinalists were chosen based on their scores on the 2016...

    Chris Haire
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