Education 5-14

Doug Jessup, headmaster of Laguna Blanca School for 11 years, tendered his resignation on 5/11, about a month after students protested and faculty delivered a vote of no confidence in Jessup over his dismissal of two popular teachers. The teachers have since been offered their jobs back. Jessup will continue as headmaster through the summer, and as a full-time consultant in the fall, while the board of directors hires first an interim headmaster and then a permanent replacement.

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The UC Board of Regents voted last week to increase undergraduate tuition fees by 9.3 percent, or approximately $662 per student, for the 2009-10 academic year. The approved fee hike will go into effect this summer and marks the fourth consecutive year the regents have increased undergraduates fees. According to the UC Office of the President, the fee hike aims to even out a cumulative state funding shortfall of $450 million.

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