Corinthian Colleges to be Closed, Sold Under Federal Monitor
Former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald will monitor the sale and closure of all the campuses owned by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Fitzgerald and his firm will have full access to the financial records, student rosters and closure plans at Heald, Everest and Wyotech campuses as part of an agreement between the department and the failing for-profit career college operator. It's a complicated situation, as reporter Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed explains.
State in Severe Danger of Lightning-Caused Wildfires
Weather experts say the next couple weeks could be some of the worst in California history for wildfires caused by lightning strikes. Three years of drought have caused the state's wildlands to become incredibly dry. Fire weather meteorologist Basil Newmerzhycky says fuels are already at mid-to-late August dryness -- and the coming weeks could bring 500-1,000 lightning strikes across the state.
The Giving State: Educational Games at a Migrant Farm Worker Camp
We meet Andy Archibald who leads educational games twice a week for children in a migrant farm worker camp in Watsonville. It's the latest in our occasional series on people who volunteer in California, "The Giving State."