Education

Both California and Texas have tens of millions of residents (who are mostly minorities), booming economies, and the large markets for textbook publishers.  But one’s a blue…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Diego Unified School District alleges that vaping-related illnesses caused by the e-cigarette maker's products increase student absences, forcing schools to spend on prevention and treatment.

from NPR

Growing up, did someone teach you how to function in the world on your own by balancing a budget, saving for a house, separating whites and colors when you do the laundry?

How to be an adult: UC Berkeley undergrads teach new class

Growing up, did someone teach you how to function in the world on your own by balancing a budget, saving for a house, separating whites and colors when you do the laundry?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Merriam-Webster updated the definition of "they" to include its use as a nonbinary pronoun.

The significance of ‘they’ as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Merriam-Webster updated the definition of "they" to include its use as a nonbinary pronoun.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The deadline to apply to the University of California was Thanksgiving weekend. Many private college applications are due in early January.

College admission pressures mount for LA high schoolers

The deadline to apply to the University of California was Thanksgiving weekend. Many private college applications are due in early January.

from Greater LA

Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

Lawsuit claims SAT and ACT are illegal in California admissions

Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

from NPR

The deadline to apply for any University of California school was last Sunday.

UC admission rates have plummeted, so what should anxious students and parents do?

The deadline to apply for any University of California school was last Sunday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For 50 years, the University of California has required aspiring freshmen to take the SAT or ACT exams to get in.   
  Getting in has become more difficult every year. As of 2018, UC…

UCs consider dropping ACT and SAT exams

For 50 years, the University of California has required aspiring freshmen to take the SAT or ACT exams to get in.  Getting in has become more difficult every year. As of 2018, UC…

from Greater LA

Trojan Shelter is a new homeless shelter in LA, where college students receive three meals a day, peer-to-peer counseling, and assistance in finding permanent housing.

USC’s Trojan Shelter helps unhoused college students

Trojan Shelter is a new homeless shelter in LA, where college students receive three meals a day, peer-to-peer counseling, and assistance in finding permanent housing.

from Greater LA

Nine USC students have died since school started in late August. While campus officials haven’t disclosed the causes behind all of deaths, three have been attributed to suicide.

Tainted drugs may be the cause of some USC student deaths

Nine USC students have died since school started in late August. While campus officials haven’t disclosed the causes behind all of deaths, three have been attributed to suicide.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Diego State University has suspended all 14 fraternities on campus after a student died. Dylan Hernandez was 19 years old. He was pledging Phi Gamma Delta.

Frat life, drinking, and student deaths at SDSU

San Diego State University has suspended all 14 fraternities on campus after a student died. Dylan Hernandez was 19 years old. He was pledging Phi Gamma Delta.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Orange County’s Board of Education is trying to cut the district’s budget by about $170,000, which is less than 1% of the overall budget.

A fight over OC’s education budget

Orange County’s Board of Education is trying to cut the district’s budget by about $170,000, which is less than 1% of the overall budget.

from Greater LA

A recent conference on climate change focused on the ways teachers, scientists and activists can help the next generation shape a comprehensive approach to the fight against global warming.

Giving schools — and students — the tools they need in the fight to save the planet

A recent conference on climate change focused on the ways teachers, scientists and activists can help the next generation shape a comprehensive approach to the fight against global warming.

from NPR

It’s tough enough for journalists to cover the constantly evolving impeachment saga involving Ukraine, the Trump-Zelensky phone call, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son…

The tricky job of reporting politics and mass shootings to kids

It’s tough enough for journalists to cover the constantly evolving impeachment saga involving Ukraine, the Trump-Zelensky phone call, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On the first Wednesday of each month, hundreds of students line up at Santa Barbara City College for free food. That’s a sign of how expensive college has gotten.

Students turn to food banks to minimize rising college costs

On the first Wednesday of each month, hundreds of students line up at Santa Barbara City College for free food. That’s a sign of how expensive college has gotten.

from KCRW Features

A new survey from Sesame Workshop suggests when it comes to talking with kids about things such as race, class and gender, parents have some work to do.

The things parents don't talk about with their kids ... but should

A new survey from Sesame Workshop suggests when it comes to talking with kids about things such as race, class and gender, parents have some work to do.

from NPR

Sassan Yousefi walks gingerly along the red brick and concrete floors of the USC Village, a single crutch under his left arm.   
  “You see my leg right there,” he says. “I was in a…

Iranian students are on edge after visas revoked

Sassan Yousefi walks gingerly along the red brick and concrete floors of the USC Village, a single crutch under his left arm.  “You see my leg right there,” he says. “I was in a…

from Greater LA

The    Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy    in Goleta recently received preliminary approval from the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a new $16 million addition.

A Goleta school gets $16 million to hook young engineers

The  Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy  in Goleta recently received preliminary approval from the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a new $16 million addition.

from KCRW Features

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the measure he signed is "the beginning of a national movement." It's also sure to irk the NCAA, which has banned athletes from hiring agents and signing endorsement deals.

California governor signs bill allowing college athletes to profit from endorsements

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the measure he signed is "the beginning of a national movement." It's also sure to irk the NCAA, which has banned athletes from hiring agents and signing endorsement deals.

from NPR

LA resident Kelly Lytle Hernandez is one of the newest winners of the MacArthur "Genius" grants.

LA MacArthur 'Genius' Kelly Lytle Hernandez takes on race and incarceration

LA resident Kelly Lytle Hernandez is one of the newest winners of the MacArthur "Genius" grants.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand