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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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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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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.

Formerly incarcerated dads create play about justice system

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"You have two ... convicted convicts, and you have two guys acting," a participant said. "At the end, I want you to look at all four of us like we're the same."

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Community colleges hailed as model for disaster readiness

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Staffers at various campuses sprang into action to help during recent fires. Officials say their response should be a national model.

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California makes 2nd attempt to meet federal education law

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A state panel voted to send a new draft plan to the U.S. Department of Education — but with few of the substantive changes the feds seem to have called for.

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There are about half a million four-year-olds in California and lawmakers are thinking about them. Two bill have been introduced will goals to expand pre-K.

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