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Prop. would reduce prison crowding

With voting season underway, it is important to get involved and vote on the issues that will improve and benefit our public. Proposition 47 will change the lowest-level, nonviolent crimes — such as drug possession for personal use and petty theft under $950 — from felonies to misdemeanors. With these changes, the state could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually, and the savings would... 

Commentary: Trigger warnings are necessary

<i>Commentary</i>: Trigger warnings are necessary
Katie Madde, Managing Editor I’m tired of having to read articles in class that vividly describe gruesome rape cases with no warning whatsoever. I’m tired of having videos of graphic violence thrown in my face. I’m absolutely exhausted of being told to suck it up and deal with it. For some people the term “trigger warnings” brings to mind ideas of censorship or violation of free speech, while... 

Commentary: School boards can’t change history

Des Delgadillo, Online Editor Educational standards are being challenged again, after a Colorado school district recently proposed a new AP U.S. History curriculum that is “more patriotic,” creating a nationwide wave of protest from students and parents. The proposed change comes on the heels of the College Board revising its curriculum last year. Dreamed up by a new conservative school board majority... 

Weaver promotes new, interactive learning

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Kathleen Weaver, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented “New Ideas in Science Education” for Monday’s faculty lecture. During the presentation, Weaver spoke about teaching students differently and presented her new Research Methods e-book — ideas that came to her while on sabbatical. She spoke about Bloom’s Taxonomy, which was created... 

Watkins and Walker talk education

Watkins and Walker talk education
Nancy Walker, professor of education and Naomi Watkins, associate professor of education, ­­speak on the value of secondary teaching methods in their faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Disciplinary literacy, creativity and literacy were all described as benefits of their methods. The next faculty lecture is March 24. / photo by Julian Burrell  Read More →

Lecture addresses family literacy

Lecture addresses family literacy
Marga Madhuri presents “Swinging into Literacy and Math” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. She spoke about how certain families have continued to attend the University of La Verne’s Family Literacy and Math Conference annually for the past nine years. Madhuri also mentioned how the young children that once attended the conference are now attending college. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Gabriela... 

Trio measures K-12 teacher efficacy

Trio measures K-12 teacher efficacy
Lisa Looney presents research titled, “Exploring Early Childhood Teachers’ Sense of Teacher Efficacy” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. The research demonstrated that teacher effectiveness varies in part depending on where teachers are in their careers. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Lisa Looney, assistant professor of education, unveiled the results of a research project... 

Hayes highlights Latino teachers

Hayes highlights Latino teachers
Cleveland Hayes, associate professor of education, presents “We Teach Too: The Pedagogical Practices of Exemplary Latino Teachers,” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. In his lecture Hayes shared his study of several kindergarten through 12th grade Latino teachers who were inspired to become excellent teachers following negative experiences as school children. / photo by Celine Dehban Hayley... 

iPads do not advance learning

In a $1 billion plan to improve education and give students equal opportunity in the classroom, the Los Angeles Unified School District gave 47,000 iPads to students in 13 schools. Unfortunately, the education plan has not been successful. There are currently 71 iPads missing, 69 of them being from one campus, Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills. In an article on the Los Angeles Times,... 

Godwin believes redevelopment hurts schools

Alana Glenn Staff Writer Students and faculty gathered in the President’s Dining Room Monday as associate professor of public admini­stration Marcia Godwin presented her talk on redevelopment in California as part of the faculty lecture series. In her lecture, “Complexity Theory and Policy Collapse: The End of Redevelopment in California,” Godwin focused the redevelopment in California, or the... 
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