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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... 

Parenting determines social skills

Parenting determines social skills
According to Lynn Stanton–Riggs, empathy through emotional regulation, or emotional regulation through empathy, will determine how a child will develop social skills. Stanton-Riggs, associate professor of education, presented her research on “Parenting and Teaching Our Children: Empathy, Emotional Regulation and Social Skills” Nov. 19 in the President’s Dining Room as a part of the ongoing... 

Students seek change in Obama’s second term

Robert Penalber News Editor Upon President Barack Obama’s re-election on Nov. 6, several students at the University of La Verne have shared their approval of the results and have begun to focus on what they hope the next four years will bring for the country. Twelve students participated in the informal survey that asked what issues they hope the president would concentrate on as well as which candidate... 

Vote ‘yes’ on 30: Fund public schools

The educational system has been under financial assault from the state year after year. Proposition 30 would provide a brief shield to our public education system from K-12 to community colleges, while indirectly allowing the University of California and California State University systems to have a brief sigh of relief from what could be another cut of $250 million to their budget. Prop. 30 would... 

Technology integral to education

Technology integral to education
Sammy Elzarka talks at the faculty lecture series in the President’s Dining Room on Monday on the topic, “Technology Use in Higher Education Instruction.” He is the director of assessment and accreditation for the College of Education and Organizational Leadership. Among the facts offered by Elzarka, 89 percent of four-year public universities in the United States offer online courses, while... 

Postmodern age integrates faiths

Postmodern age integrates faiths
Lanney Mayer from the College of Education and Organizational Leadership presented his lecture, Integrating Faith with Learning in a Postmodern Age in the President€™s Dining Room on Monday. This controversial topic Generated discussion among students, faculty, and staff. / photo by Zachary Horton Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Lanney Mayer, associate professor of education, presented “Integrating... 

Hazing is unacceptable

Since the news of hazing at La Puente High School, old wounds have been reopened for locals in Southern California. Last week freshman members of the boy’s soccer team came forward and accused at least 10 of their older teammates of jumping them in the supply closet and beating them. At least one boy was sodomized. The victims said that they wanted to come forward after several months of silence... 

Diversity views affected by setting

Diversity views affected by setting
Marga Madhuri, associate professor of education, presents her lecture, “Preservice Teacher Dispositions to Using Social Justice Literature in Remote Suburban and Metro­politan Teacher Education Programs,” at the weekly faculty lecture series in the President’s Dining Room on Monday. Madhuri’s research investigated how children in areas with diverse ethnic backgrounds would experience differing... 

Students want increased technology in classes

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Technology and education would go hand-in-hand, if education could keep up. University of La Verne faculty have tried with some success to integrate technology to enrich the learning experience, but the problem lies in older generations not having an understanding of how technology fits in today’s culture, at least according to some students and faculty. “It’s... 
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