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How LA school board hopefuls answered KPCC's survey questions

KPCC submitted a survey to all 13 L.A. Unified School Board candidates. We asked them seven questions on a range of issues. Here's how they responded.
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California colleges are creating classes with no textbook costs

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In 2008, college students spent $701 a year on textbooks, by one estimate. By 2017, that figure had dropped by more than $100.

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Pico Rivera city council could seek resignation of anti-military teacher

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The teacher has been on leave from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera after video surfaced of him scolding a 17-year-old student who was wearing a U.S. Marine Corps sweatshirt.

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The gap between the science on kids and reading, and how it is taught

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Two thirds of the nation's school children struggle with reading. Neuroscientist Mark Seidenberg says teachers need a better understanding of what science knows about how kids learn to read.

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Proposed new online community college faces skepticism

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Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown proposed a fully online public college. But the idea requires $120 million and faces multifaceted opposition.

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Want to make it in Hollywood? Try community college

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There are thousands of job openings yearly for middle-skill jobs in entertainment and digital companies. Community colleges want to train more people to fill them.

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Why schools fail to teach slavery's hard history

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Too many students don't know the basics of American slavery and too many teachers are unhappy with bad textbooks and timid state standards.

Castro incident sheds fresh light on LAUSD's security policy

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A gun incident at an LAUSD middle school bears eery similarity to the death that sparked the first random searches for weapons and drugs in district schools.

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Early educators learn why babies are the 'ideal' scientists

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Teaching science and math to babies may seem like a daunting task, but for educators at Children's Center at CalTech, they are the perfect audience.

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Pasadena City College program suspended over who's teaching it

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A popular program designed to encourage students to enroll in college has been suspended because the classes are taught not by professors but by high school teachers who qualified as faculty.

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John Kelly says SoCal teacher 'ought to go to hell' for military rant

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A video surfaced on Friday in which the teacher is heard berating a 17-year-old student who wore a Marine Corps sweatshirt.

LAUSD board tries to get on same page before search for new leader

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L.A. Unified board members met to take the first substantive steps in their process of finding a new superintendent — their sixth in the last decade.

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San Marino school board member investigated for harassment

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Four people have accused school board member Christopher Norgaard of sexual harassment. At least two of them are adult employees of the district.

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Case of shackled kids revives home school debate

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Home schooling advocates are bracing for calls for stricter oversight after officials found 13 malnourished siblings held captive by parents who were schooling them at home.

The next 'Hamilton'? High school students write musicals about history

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With the help of teaching artists, the eleventh graders wrote 10 minute musicals about everything from the Roaring Twenties to the Civil Rights Movement.

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UC postpones vote on raising tuition — again

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The Board of Regents originally planned to vote this week on a proposed increase for the next academic year but will hold off deciding until May.

Laptops and phones in the classroom: Yea, nay or a third way?

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We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.