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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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As reports emerge about men abusing their power to harass women, parenting and early childhood experts see an opportunity for parents to help break the cycle.

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L.A. Unified says the proposed $173 million "modernization" for the Boyle Heights campus is long overdue. Some alumni worry the district is bulldozing history.

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