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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 can be divisions between residents with dementia and those who live more independently. That's one reason why they get together every week for choir practice.

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Faculty call on USC president to resign after third scandal

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Faculty call on USC President Nikias to resign after revelations of a third campus abuse scandal. Nikias laid out plans for a commission to restore accountability.

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Charter school backers have outspent teachers in 2 major races

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Former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who's running for California governor, has been one of the big recipients of charter school money.

DeVos Bypasses NYC Public Schools; For-Profit College Enforcement; NC Teachers Walk

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A school shooting in Texas, plus a new government report on university-hired consultants and student borrowers, in our weekly roundup of education news.

As '13 Reasons Why' Returns, Schools Try To Help Students Who Are Thinking Of Suicide

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About 1 in 5 teens may have contemplated suicide. But new research suggests that schools as a whole can make a difference.

How Austin Beutner plans to help LAUSD's struggling schools

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But the most intractable challenge L.A. Unified faces are not financial; at their heart, they're academic. How does Beutner think he can reverse them?

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Why Teenagers Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should Too!)

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Human brains are still developing throughout our teenage and early adult years. Knowing more about the way they work can teach us about how schools can work, too.

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Did you take an ethnic studies class? We asked. You answered

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As the battle over implementation of ethnic studies wages on, KPCC is hosting an In Person conversations about the role of the arts in the field's future.

Before They Walk Into A Classroom, These New Teachers Will March On The N.C. Capitol

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Recent graduates Cristina Chase Lane and WinnieHope Mamboleo will be joining the profession just as teacher strikes sweep the nation. Instead of feeling demoralized, they say they feel galvanized.

LAUSD board member Ref Rodriguez resigns from state commission

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Rodriguez is currently facing felony and misdemeanor charges related to an alleged money laundering scheme. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Heading To A Skilled Trade School? Forgoing A 4-Year Degree? Tell Us About It

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There are lots of paths to a job that don't require four-year bachelor's degrees. Have you taken one? Are you about to?

Single Mothers Balance Care And Coursework; New High School Rankings

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New research on measuring teacher prep programs and Starbucks' partnership with Arizona State University, all part of this week's education news roundup.

Worries That A Federal Student Loan Watchdog Will Be Defanged

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The office of Students and Young Consumers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be folded into another office. Advocates are concerned about what that means for vulnerable borrowers.

30,000 LAUSD workers cut deal, cancel May 15 strike

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Los Angeles Unified School District bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, classroom aides and other non-teaching employees called off a one-day strike planned for May 15 after leaders of their union reached a tentative contract agreement with district officials late Tuesday.

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LAUSD approves tear-down, rebuild of Roosevelt High campus

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Los Angeles' historic Roosevelt High School will get a long-overdue rebuild of its aging campus. But the campus' most historic buildings will be torn down.

University of California nurses, medical workers join strike on Day 2

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Tuesday's boosted walkout led to the re-scheduling of thousands of surgeries and other medical appointments.