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LAUSD Board to Submit Cost-Cutting Plan to County Regulators

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Board members will vote Tuesday on a cost-cutting plan requested by county regulators who have warned that the district’s finances are precarious.

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Why the former No. 1 & 2 officials both left LAUSD's powerful Inspector General's office last year

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The Office of the Inspector General at the Los Angeles Unified School District is the type of government agency that any taxpayer — not just those with kids in school — would want working well.

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Cannabis 101 At The University Of Connecticut

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With expanding markets for hemp and marijuana, some students believe that taking the class could help their careers. "I'm definitely interested in the plant and where it can go," Madison Blake said.

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Heather Repenning Claims Runoff Spot in LAUSD Election

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Repenning said she "looks forward to a spirited campaign in the coming weeks" against first-place finisher Jackie Goldberg for the District 5 seat.

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Building Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach

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Two-thirds of students in Washington, D.C., can't read and write at grade level when they start high school. One program helps teens improve — by giving them the tools to teach younger kids.

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Loan Relief Available for Art Institute Students

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Federal student loans will be cancelled automatically, but only for the current term. Students can apply for additional loan relief.

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Why The College Admissions Scandal Hurts Students With Disabilities

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"Stories like this are why we continue to see backlash to disability rights laws," one expert said.

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The Mastermind Behind the College Scandal

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In 2007, Rick Singer founded a college advisory business called The Key. Turns out The Key opened what he described in court as a “side door” into elite schools.

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Does It Matter Where You Go To College? Some Context For The Admissions Scandal

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It's no surprise that rich people game the system to get their kids into top colleges. Here are some key takeaways as the bribery scandal evolves.

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Southern California at Heart of College Admissions Scandal

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More than a dozen Southern California residents are among those charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors in a national college admission bribery and fraud scheme.

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College Completion Rates Are Up, But The Numbers Will Still Surprise You

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To unlock the benefits of going to college, you need to earn a degree. But average completion rates in the U.S. are surprisingly low and can vary widely depending on what type of school you attend.

U.S. Accuses Actresses, Others Of Fraud In Massive College Admissions Scandal

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Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among dozens of parents who paid large sums of money to cheat admissions standards at prestigious schools, federal prosecutors say.

Assembly's early childhood commission releases draft proposals

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At a hearing Monday, commissioners shared highlights from the draft proposal, which covers everything from access to provider training and parent involvement.

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School Funding Up In Teacher Protest States; Parkland Superintendent Keeps Job

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Also in this week's education roundup: a new head for Federal Student Aid, and a California law aims to make charter schools more transparent.

After being snubbed, Jackie Goldberg poised to advance to runoff in LAUSD election

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The nail-biter is for second place: Huntington Park City Councilwoman Graciela Ortiz is only about 53 votes ahead of former public works board member Heather Repenning.

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As Elite Campuses Diversify, A 'Bias Towards Privilege' Persists

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Many elite colleges have committed to enrolling more low-income students. But, a new book argues, their efforts at inclusivity still fall short.