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Teaching Gay History In California Classrooms?

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 06.18.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- California conservatives were outraged in 1966 when the state Board of Education adopted a new junior high school history tex...

School Tries GPS Units To Keep Track Of Truant Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Orange County Register reports that Anaheim-area schools in California are testing out a new method to keep kids from skipping school: GPS trackin...

POLL: Should Parents Have Control Of Failing Schools?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Are parents the remedy for failing schools? Lawmakers in California think so. A controversial "parent trigger" law was passed in January to give pare...

Small Classes Are a Luxury We Can No Longer Afford

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Justin Snider

Smaller classes aren't the smartest investment we can make. They're a bit like flying first class: lovely if you're flush with cash, but by no means necessary to arrive at your desired destination.

Divide Between Rich And Poor Schools Widens With Budget Cuts

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When state budget cuts imperiled city schools, a group of parents fought back by enlisting Hollywood stars to spread a message tar...

California School System: Separate and Unequal

Alberto Torrico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alberto Torrico

Our educational system is failing to provide all our children equal access to quality education. Our children did not ask to be born rich or poor. They did not ask to be pawns in political games.

Left, Right & Center: Obama VS. Cheney On Detainees And California In Chaos

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Obama and Cheney dueling speeches but is being against torture a left-right issue? And as the economy continues to slide, California suffers a severe budget crisis.

California's Third-World Public Schools Threaten All of Us

Christopher Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Mahoney

Having visited educational systems around the globe, I can tell you that merely offering the basics puts us on par with second-world societies and we're quickly sliding lower.