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Local jazz students join Sister Cities of Los Angeles on trip to China

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Young jazz musicians from Hamilton High recently traveled to China with Sister Cities of Los Angeles and China General Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles.  They went to represent LA - and, to play some music.

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Report Says 7 Former Faculty At Connecticut School Sexually Abused Students For Years

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A report by a law firm found sexual abuse by seven former faculty members against 16 of its former students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.

NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

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New York University said the move was to address the high cost of entering a career in medicine. Most med students graduate in debt, which can often top $200,000.

Veterans offered new kind of student housing at USC

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Wednesday was move-in day for USC students. This year, 10 students moved into housing that has never been offered before: housing specifically for veterans.

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Bills And Bulletproof Backpacks: Safety Measures For A New School Year

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As summer draws to a close, schools are beefing up security, and some parents are buying bulletproof school supplies. In Washington, one agency wants to students to learn about traumatic injuries.

LA community colleges tackle harassment, discrimination

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The #MeToo movement is pushing organizations to overhaul harassment and discrimination polices. The LA Community College District is one of those organizations.

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Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

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Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

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The last first day of school for LAUSD senior

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L.A. Unified School District students returned for another year of classes on Tuesday. It's the last "first day of school" in Carla Muñoz's K-12 career. Now, the high school senior at the Roybal Learning Complex, is "ready to work and pay my college tuition — I’m ready for everything.”

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

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In the age of fake news, civics learning involves a lot more than reading the Constitution. One teacher says she encourages her students to "question everything."

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

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James Loewen's 1995 book explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong. Now, in a new edition, Loewen champions critical thinking in the age of fake news.

LAUSD superintendent visits homes to highlight attendance initiative

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A new school year begins in the L.A. Unified School District next week, and superintendent Austin Beutner wants to make sure more students show up for it. Beutner is pushing for increased attendance this year, and the district is putting more resources into their centralized efforts to combat absenteeism. On Wednesday, Beutner visited the homes of a few LAUSD families to promote the effort.

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DeVos Family Money Is All Over The News Right Now

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Family separation, the Supreme Court on public-sector unions, the Kavanaugh nomination: All are linked, through donations, to the billionaire family of the education secretary.

LAUSD teachers will decide this month if they want to strike

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More than 30,000 L.A. Unified School District teachers will vote later this month whether to authorize their union to call a strike, possibly early next school year.

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USC faculty predict protests if university president stays

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Major scandals at USC led President Max Nikias to say he'd resign but USC won't say that he has. Professors say new leadership needs to be in place this month.

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To Focus On Students' Emotional Well-Being, India Tries 'Happiness Classes'

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This month, Delhi students saw a new course added to their traditionally rigid curriculum. To confront academic pressures linked to India's high suicide rate, public schools are teaching mindfulness.

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Defrauded Student Borrowers Must Prove Intent; Sessions Calls Students 'Snowflakes'

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The Education Department wants to change rules for defrauded student borrowers; the U.S. Attorney General mocks cry closets and therapy dogs; and Congress musters a bipartisan vote for career tech.