Fullerton to Pay $4.9 Million in Kelly Thomas Wrongful-Death Case
The city of Fullerton has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an unarmed, schizophrenic homeless man who died following a violent struggle with police four years ago. The family of Kelly Thomas sued the city along with several police officers, who attorneys say beat and ultimately suffocated Thomas during a confrontation that was captured on video.
Lawsuit Seeks Help for Mentally Ill Inmates in Los Angeles County
Civil rights lawyers in Los Angeles are seeking to strengthen a federal agreement that's designed to improve treatment for mentally ill people coming out of jail. The first court hearing in the case took place Monday.
How One Teacher Turned a Hatred of School Into Dedication to Project-Based Learning
If you Google "teamwork," you'll get inspirational quotes like "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." That's from Helen Keller. The idea of working in groups is the basic philosophy driving a new push in California public schools: project-based learning. It's quickly gaining popularity because the state's new, more rigorous academic standards known as Common Core require students to hone their critical thinking skills and problem solve in groups. We meet one teacher who -- partly due to his own struggles in high school -- believes project-based learning is the best way to engage students at all levels.