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The Boy Scouts of America has sent its members a survey as part of its ongoing debate over whether to repeal or continue its ban on gay members. Instead of asking for a simple yes or no, the questionnaire goes into depth on several topics, for example...
In Burbank, many fifth-graders live for Outdoor Science School — the handful of days when they venture to the mountains or ocean to hike trails with naturalists, sing songs by the campfire and sleep in bunks. The tradition has lasted more than 20...
Burbank Unified is grappling with how to pay for extracurricular activities following a new state law that prohibits schools from charging students fees to participate in sports, musical programs and other things. The legislation came after the...
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that strengthens the state constitution’s guarantee of a free public education by specifically banning all school fees related to educational activities. Such fees already were against the law, based on...
A practice of charging students for travel and other extracurricular expenses might end, Burbank Unified officials said. The ACLU of Southern California called those tactics discriminatory and unlawful pay-to-play policies in a lawsuit involving...
The lawsuit filed against the state by the American Civil Liberties Union highlights what most people already know: Public education is no free ride. Fees for band uniforms and sports tournaments have long been in place, but over the years, they have...
It's the 21st century. Gone are the days of teachers wielding rulers and wooden paddles in order to discipline misbehaving students. Or are they? A man in Dallas is pushing the local school district to bring back corporal punishment. A former tutor in the...
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Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky wants the board to consider tearing down part of the troubled Men's Central Jail and building a facility to house mentally ill and drug addicted inmates, which he says would offer all prisoners a better chance...
A tempest in a flowerpot over whether a Washington state florist should have to provide bouquets to a same-sex wedding has taken a new turn with a countersuit filed by the shop owner claiming her religious freedoms gave her the right to refuse. In an...
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Four days after her April 27 breast reconstruction, the third and final surgery aimed at sparing her an early death from breast cancer, Angelina Jolie was in good spirits at home. Upon paying a house call, her surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink...
Care options I appreciate the Chicago Tribune for paying attention to an issue that my family has been faced with for quite some time: caring for the mentally ill. My brother has been dealt a bad hand in life. He has wild mood swings that without the...
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