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The version of the plan passed by the House would eliminate the Educator Expense Deduction. The senate version, as proposed, would double it.

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As the California economy improves, community colleges are expected to receive more funding next fiscal year but campuses may find limits.

University of California regents chastise UC President Napolitano

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The University of California's governing board chastised UC President Janet Napolitano in a rare rebuke and asked her to apologize for her office's interference in a state audit last year.

Benefits of preschool could save districts dollars

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A study finds that participation in high-quality early childhood education increased graduation rates, and reduced special education placement and grade retention.

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Investigation finds UC officials interfered with audit

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Top advisers to UC President Janet Napolitano improperly interfered in a state audit to tone down critical comments from campus administrators about the president's office, an investigation ordered by the UC regents found.

Some Granada parents want out of 'blended learning' program

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An online community college for working-class Californians

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California community colleges are considering creating an online community college to help people who aren't necessarily looking to earn a degree.

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US colleges draw fewer international students

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The Institute of International Education reports that the number of new students fell by an average of 7 percent at nearly 500 colleges and universities surveyed this fall.

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L.A. Unified school board members will vote Tuesday on whether to create a new district mobile app that would serve as a hub for parents and students.

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Travel ban affects UC Irvine conference

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Dozens of Iranian studies scholars have told organizers they won't be able to attend an Irvine conference next year because of Trump's travel ban.

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California college transfer program helping thousands

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Sacramento created the Associate Degree for Transfer program seven years ago to help fix a broken college transfer process. The numbers show it's working.

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Students tested drinking fountain water at Cal State Long Beach and found lead. A university follow up confirmed the findings and turned them off.

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The students didn't write essays to show what they learned. Instead, they created art that expressed how they felt. Now, they're sharing it with the public.

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