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Keep kids away from wildfire smoke in San Fran

A study from Barcelona suggests that exposure to air pollution on the way to school can damage children’s cognitive development.

Will later school start times come to California?

The Calif. legislature had an opportunity to do something good for kids. They failed. Once again, it's a fight for local control vs. science.

L.A. wildfire, from 30 years of growth, is contained

Schools in S. Calif. briefly saw a wildfire in the mountains near L.A. It's been brought under control, but everything's coated with ash.

Calif. baseball player: ‘Coach illegally benched me’

A former h.s. baseball player is suing his coach in Calif., claiming the coach benched him only because he didn't do a fundraiser for the team.

Do young people squander learning opportunities?

Teens sure do use technological devices a lot. The question is: What are they learning from them? And how can teachers learn what they're learning?

8-year-old dies in murder-suicide crossfire

A murder-suicide in San Bernardino, Calif., resulted in the death of a married couple and a student who was simply caught in the line of fire.

Lawsuit claims artificial turf is carcinogenic

A parent group is suing the San Diego school district for installing artificial turf at elementary schools. The group says it causes cancer.

Can parent sex offenders attend school functions?

A man in California, who wants to attend events at his son's high school, is suing the school so that he, a registered sex offender, can do so.

Calif. and U.S. in standoff over a science test

Calif. officials say they shouldn't waste students' time with science tests that don't even test understanding of new science standards. US says they have to.

Calif. schools didn’t tell parents about opting out

Some parents in Calif. say it was illegal for their kids' school district not to notify them they had the right to opt out of state tests.