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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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Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

After wildfires destroyed their homes, students find healing help at school

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Experiencing a natural disaster can traumatize children. After a devastating wildfire in California, some educators are using an unusual assignment to help students find comfort.

Your child development questions answered

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It seems there’s a constant flood of new strategies for raising children. Here's some insight from four local child development experts.

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USC president is third-highest paid in higher education

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Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

LAUSD ramps up inquiry at Rodriguez's former charter school

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L.A. Unified alleges a pattern of "neglecting to provide comprehensive responses and accurate information" about Rodriguez's alleged financial misdeeds. The charter says it's done nothing wrong.

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LA County library system in a growing financial hole

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L.A. County's library system is facing a massive structural deficit and the county has not yet figured out what to do about it.

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LA Unified schools will be back in session on Monday

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LAUSD officials say all schools will reopen Monday following a week that saw a rash of fires shut down schools across Southern California.

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80,000 LAUSD students missed a ton of school last year

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Missing the amount of school these LAUSD students missed not only puts their education at risk — it also costs the district money, a task force has concluded.

Lawsuit: California literacy policies fail many students

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Lawyers for students say California isn't doing enough to ensure that schools have what they need to teach all students basic reading and writing.

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Why this professional artist enlisted the help of public school students

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Teachers and students around Los Angeles are using the citywide art collaboration, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, in lessons and projects.

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California's most racially isolated schools, in one map

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A recent analysis shined fresh light on where to find racially homogenous schools in California — so KPCC put the state's data on a map.

This preschool dream is a nightmare for some neighbors

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On a quiet street in Santa Monica, a teacher purchased a house with the goal of turning it into a non-profit business — a preschool. Many of the neighbors object.

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The suit against San Diego-based Ashford University alleges the school and its parent company used illegal business practices to deceive and defraud students.

College tuition may be source of conflict in next budget

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California public universities raised tuition this year, but the governor says he doesn't want another increase — and he's using the budget process to send the message.

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How hospital patients are finding healing in painting

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It gives the patients chance to interact with nurses and volunteers — and to express their feelings.

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House tax bill could make it harder to build charter schools

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The U.S. House's tax bill proposes to end several programs that have been crucial to financing charter school projects nationwide.

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