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Debating morality clauses and teacher classification at Bay Area Catholic schools

Debating morality clauses and teacher classification at Bay Area Catholic schools
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“Contract.” ; Credit: Branko Collin via Flickr Teachers and parents at four Catholic high schools in the Bay Area are at odds with the Archdiocese of San Francisco after Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone proposed “morality clauses” be added to the school handbooks and changes be made to the way teachers are classified under their labor contract, […]

AirTalk at 30: California Republicans say it’s time to adapt — or fail

AirTalk at 30: California Republicans say it’s time to adapt — or fail

Rancho Mirage, CA. Photo by Bill Youngblood. ; Credit: Bill Youngblood California — which  makes and breaks national elections — once sent Republicans Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to the White House. But the Republican Party in the state is at a crossroads as 2016 approaches, and those who would see the state GOP succeed […]

Immigration experts discuss ‘birth tourism’ after feds raid suspected ‘maternity hotels’ in Southern California

Immigration experts discuss ‘birth tourism’ after feds raid suspected ‘maternity hotels’ in Southern California

A nurse holds a baby’s hand at the Critically Ill Baby Aid Center of Anhui Children Hospital on April 14, 2005 in Hefei of Anhui Province, east China.; Credit: China Photos/Getty Images In the latest move to investigate “birth tourism,” federal agents served search warrants at 20 locations in Southern California early Tuesday. The feds […]

Homeless man killed by LAPD on Skid Row

Homeless man killed by LAPD on Skid Row

A sign reading ‘Skid Row’ is painted on a wall next to the Los Angeles Mission, September 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles’ Skid Row contains one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The shooting was caught on tape, which quickly went viral. Police […]

Debating the future of No Child Left Behind

Debating the future of No Child Left Behind

Teacher David Nieder of ‘Knowledge is Power Program’ (KIPP) Academy takes questions from his class October 4, 2000 in The Bronx, New York. ; Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images The U.S. House decided not to vote today on a bill that would overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Supported by many House Republicans, the […]

Exploring the practical and moral sides of striking on student debt

Exploring the practical and moral sides of striking on student debt

Students protest the rising costs of student loans for higher education on Hollywood Boulevard on September 22, 2012 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Some former college students say they’re boycotting repaying their student loans.   These 15 students of the for-profit education giant Corinthian, which runs schools […]

Laying out safety lessons learned from Oxnard Metrolink crash

Laying out safety lessons learned from Oxnard Metrolink crash

Workers clean up the street near the burned remains of a truck and trailer at the site where a Los Angeles-bound Metrolink train derailed in a fiery collision on the tracks on February 24, 2015 in Oxnard, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images A day after the Metrolink crash in Oxnard that turned a passenger […]

Updating the Metrolink train crash in Oxnard

Updating the Metrolink train crash in Oxnard

Firefighters and other officials walk near cars from a Metrolink passenger train that derailed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Metrolink train tumbled onto their sides, injuring dozens of people in the town 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson told the Los Angeles Times that at […]

Extra cushion, not bare feet, is the next running trend

Extra cushion, not bare feet, is the next running trend

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Competitors wait for the start of the 2011 Virgin London Marathon on April 17, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images); Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The minimalist approach to running shoes with brands like the Vibram Five finger, promised a healthier approach to running. Author Christopher McDougall championed […]

Shutdown brewing over DHS funding as deadline looms large

Shutdown brewing over DHS funding as deadline looms large

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses members of the National Governors Association at the White House February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama’s meeting with the nation’s governors comes just days before the Department of Homeland Security’s $40 billion budget is set to expire. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images Unless Congress acts this week, the Department […]