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The LAUSD students who need bilingual education most aren't signing up

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Of L.A. Unified's 150,000 English learners, only 6 percent have enrolled in a dual language program so far — despite evidence of huge potential benefits.

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How home schooling works in California

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The two Riverside County parents accused of abusing their 13 children, ages 2 to 29, were also home schooling them. Here's how home schooling is — or isn't — regulated here.

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Montecito elementary schoolers return to class

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The Santa Barbara Zoo, MOXI museum and Santa Barbara City College will all temporarily host classes for the students of Montecito.

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Sexual harassment reports double at LA community colleges

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Los Angeles Community College administrators said formal complaints of sexual harassment are up dramatically. They're taking steps to find a solution.

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At this nature-based preschool, a rainy day is an opportunity

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The first big rainstorm of 2018 didn't keep kids at the Child Educational Center indoors. It was an excuse to learn with mud and puddles.

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With King’s departure, more turnover at the top of LAUSD

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Michelle King's decision to step aside was the fifth time since 2006 that the role of L.A. Unified School District superintendent has changed hands.

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Battling cancer, LAUSD superintendent to step down

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Michelle King, the L.A. Unified School District school district has been on medical leave since mid-September. She announced Friday she won't return.

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Ed Department considering more stringent rules on loan forgiveness for fraud victims

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Student loan borrowers defrauded by colleges may soon find it harder to have their debts forgiven.

There's more arts education in LA than you might expect, but not for everyone

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While more arts ed is being offered to more students than many assumed, there's still work to be done to make sure access to that instruction is equitable.

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5 things to know about screen time right now

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The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.

Alarmed by fake news, schools push media literacy

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"I don't think it's a partisan issue to appreciate the importance of good information and the teaching of tools for navigating the information environment."

California beefs up pool safety act in hopes of saving lives

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The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, will require new or remodeled pools to have two drowning prevention features.

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How this 2018 Rose Parade band is making a difference

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Santiago Sharks band members surprised the foster kids at Five Acres by performing for them then showering them with presents.

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​UC regent Norman Pattiz resigns after offensive remark

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Comedian Heather McDonald said he asked, "Can I hold your breasts?" and showed his hands, saying, "These are memory foam," while taping a commercial.

College students still feeling effects of Thomas Fire

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The Thomas Fire cut the semester short at some colleges. Administrators are letting some students take finals when they return from winter break.

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What does the future of virtual reality sound like?

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The lessons learned in interactive sound design can be applied to augmented reality, theater, and even movie viewing on personal devices.

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