High-poverty schools fall short on learning time, too

Teachers lose more instructional time due to poor access to libraries, technology and qualified substitute teachers than do their counterparts at more affluent schools.
students with laptops

Moving beyond 'bricks versus clicks'

Tech summit draws UC and industry leaders to explore applications that build on the things that make college great.

UC to host technology summit

Summit will convene educators and industry experts around enhancing the student experience.
tiger and girl playing piano

Hold on, Tiger Mom

Research refutes the idea that the traditional, strict “Chinese” upbringing, advocated for in the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," is superior.
male students, UC Riverside

UC Riverside joins other universities, foundations to improve student success rates

Funding from six foundations will help the University Innovation Alliance share programs around the nation.
UC President Napolitano

Napolitano: As public research universities go, so goes the nation

UC president gave keynote address at conference centered on issues in higher education.
UCLA Dr. Michelle Bholat (right) gives a lesson on electronic medical records to international medical graduates (from left) Hendry Perez Pascual, Marcus Medina and Gloria Monsalve

Creating a pathway to practice

A UCLA program helps doctors trained in Latin American countries and legally residing in the U.S. to become licensed family physicians here and work with underserved communities.

Low-income students in high-performing schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

A new UCLA-led study suggests that a higher quality educational environment may help improve health outcomes.
Keith Watenpaugh and Kurdish students

Syrian war producing ‘lost generation’ of college-age students

“The war will end but the young people who would be integral in rebuilding the country are being left behind.”
students around laptop

UC's Scout gives all students access to a college prep curriculum

By creating free, state-of-the-art online courses, program offers students new options for completing a curriculum that will make them eligible and competitive for college.