UC Applicants Reflect State's Changing Demographics
The University of California released statistics Monday about its 2015 applicant pool. It saw a record number of applicants, up by nearly 6 percent compared to last year. And for the first time ever, a third of in-state applicants are Latino. At the same time, the number of white and Native American applicants has dropped.
California Teachers Skeptical Over No Child Left Behind Changes
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Monday that he'd like to scrap the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. Teachers have long griped about its emphasis on standardized tests -- but they're unconvinced the tests will go away.
Feds' Action to Boost Home Ownership May Fizzle in California
Before the housing bubble, half the homes sold in California went to first-time homebuyers. Today, it's less than one-third. The Obama administration is changing the rules to boost those numbers -- but the changes may not do much to boost home ownership in California.
State Prison Officials Begin Valley Fever Screening
California prison officials are screening some 90,000 inmates for exposure to a flu-like illness that can be life-threatening. The tests will determine who can be safely housed at two Central Valley prisons.