Lawsuit: former Pasadena Unified principal threatened to call immigration on parents who challenged him
The Pasadena Unified School District allegedly did not properly investigate complaints that Madison Elementary School’s former principal used threats of deportation to intimidate a parent and a caretaker, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday mo...
LOS ANGELES >> Cal State Los Angeles was awarded a $16.6 million grant Monday from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among low-income children and young adults. The university was one of 15 recipien...
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Drinking water quality
When a therapy dog refused to drink at a San Diego grade school, it was the first clue that something was wrong with the water. Tests revealed why the pup turned up its nose—the presence of polyvinyl chloride, the polymer in PVC pipes that degrade over time. But further analysis found something else that had gone undetected by the dog, the teachers and students of the San Diego Cooperative Charter School, and the school district: elevated levels of lead. Nor is this an...
Pomona Host Lions Club members are committed to service projects in the community, but a special one deals with literacy. Its Lions Roar for Reading involves first graders at nine Pomona Unified School District schools and promotes the love of reading. Research has shown the earlier youngsters are introduced to books the better. Students are more likely to become fluent readers and...
WEST COVINA >> Nearly two years after the Covina-Valley Unified school board voted to allow the district to lease, sell or exchange the Vincent Children’s Center property, administrators have shared their vision for the property’s future. The property is currently home to a special education preschool program, a child care program and county special education classes. It was once home to a K-6 school that closed in 1979 and has housed various programs...
A former Los Altos High School student and baseball player is suing the school district and his former coach for hundreds of thousands of dollars because the coach repeatedly benched him. According to the suit, the school’s head varsity baseball coach, Gabriel Lopez, repeatedly refused to let 17-year-old Robbie Lopez, no relation, play throughout his senior year. The suit claims this constituted a pattern of “harassment and bullying.” The teenager and his...
An increasing number of school districts and charter school organizations in California are offering either the SAT or ACT, the other college readiness test, for free to all high school juniors. Newly published research concluded that one benefit — a statistically significant increase in four-year college enrollment — shows the effort is a smart investment. In 2016-17, 22 districts offered the SAT for free, compared with only four districts two years earlier, according to...
Some elementary schoolers in the East Whittier City School District will be greeted Tuesday by a new playground, as well as upgraded roofs, fences, concrete, paint, walkways and storage bins at their schools.
POMONA >> For only the second time in its 40-year history, Western University of Health Sciences inaugurated a new president Saturday. The pomp and circumstance marked a ceremonial fresh start for Daniel R. Wilson — who assumed the duties of president in July 2016 — and for nearly 1,000 incoming students. Students and their families filled Fairplex...
WASHINGTON >> Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president’s tie-breaking “yes” vote. Six months on the job, DeVos is no less divisive. Critics see her as hostile to public education and indifferent to...
Celebrations at Fairplex mark start of new year, new president at Western University of Health Sciences
POMONA >> Western University of Health Sciences will celebrate a milestone today when inauguration ceremonies are held at Fairplex for the second president of the 40-year-old academic institution. The inauguration of President Daniel R. Wilson will be combined with the University’s Convocation Ceremony, an event that formally kicks off the start of the academic year.
On Thursday, “E” did not stand for empty. Or electronics. Or east. On Thursday, at the ArtCenter College of Design, “E” stood for elastics. • Photos: Look at those rubber band cars go It was annual rubber band-powered “Formula-E” race to showcase design ingenuity, triumph over failure plus other skills crucial...