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Officials say a low-cost, off-campus house for enrolled students at Cal State Fullerton who’ve served time in prison is the only one of its kind in the nation.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will allow college athletes in California to profit from the use of their name, image or likeness.

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Pasadena school board members say dwindling enrollment numbers gave them little choice beyond closing three of the district’s 17 elementary schools.

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How Cal State Reformed Its 'Remedial' Programs

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The system eliminated the "remedial" label and adopted the view that students can do college-level work if they’re taught by engaging professors.

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Juvenile Hall Murals Give Youth A Space For Expression

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An arts program at Central Juvenile Hall in Boyle Heights is helping incarcerated teens learn to connect and collaborate. Three new murals were recently unveiled.

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UC President Janet Napolitano To Step Down Next Year

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Napolitano told the UC regents that it's time to hand over the reins after six years leading the prestigious, 10-campus public university system.

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A showdown between NCAA and California looks more likely as the state is one step away from allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals.

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How AB 5 could affect artists who teach in schools

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The California Senate has passed AB 5, which will make it harder for companies to classify workers as "independent contractors." 

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Safe Parking Lots For Homeless Community College Students

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The author of a state bill that would have opened California community college parking lots next summer to homeless students says he’s shelving the proposal.

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Cal State Holds Public Forum On Proposed Admissions Changes

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A plan to add a year of high school math or math skills to the admissions requirement would disproportionately impact students of color, opponents argued.

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It's A New Year At USC. Here's How Faculty and Students Are Reacting To The String Of Scandals.

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The fall semester begins at USC Monday. Students are coming to a campus that's been rocked by a series of scandals over the past two years -- and accusations that the university hasn’t done enough to address them.

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Four Years Ago, Parents Wanted To Take Over This School. Now, It's Succeeding

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Four years ago, dissatisfied parents at 20th Street Elementary School were so unhappy with the L.A. Unified School District's management of the school that they threatened to invoke California's "parent trigger" law.

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Enrollment exceeding district class-size limits can cause logistical nightmares for principals. But enrollment that's too low could mean a loss of funding.

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Finding the right classroom and getting to know new teachers were among the typical first-day concerns at Alta California Elementary School.

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Five Student Complaints About USC Doctor Dennis Kelly

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Fifty men are now suing USC and former student health doctor Dennis Kelly. Five of them say they complained about improper behavior to university administrators.

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First-year students used to be dropped from the rolls for failing remedial math, but a new program allows students who don't pass math to try again.

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