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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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Fifty men are now suing USC and former student health doctor Dennis Kelly. Five of them say they complained about improper behavior to university administrators.

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People enrolled at A-Technical College, a for-profit school in Huntington Park, say the school been essential to their education.

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The chancellor's office pins the drop on a decade-old statistical change that shifted many multi-ethnic Native Americans to other racial and ethnic categories.

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Trustees want to hold a three-and-a-half hour public discussion on Aug. 29 on a proposal to add a fourth year of math to admission requirements.

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The mayor is seeking accelerated repayment of a $7 million bond issued 30 years ago to build athletic fields at Cal State Fullerton.

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The governing board voted to offer full tuition scholarships to in-state undergraduates whose families make $65,000 or less a year. They also extended financial assistance to middle class students.

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It could boost the economy, but experts say that not all plans to wipe out student debt increase racial and economic equity.

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