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Governor vetoes preschool measure

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| Is California's preschool bill the way to help low-income kids get ahead?

Child care unaffordable for low-wage workers, report finds


An analysis from the Economic Policy Institute reports that almost half of a low-wage workers salary goes to child care costs in California.

Reports call for better training, pay for early education teachers


A new study from the New America Foundation says teachers need better training and compensation to raise the quality of preschools.

No change in child poverty despite economic recovery, report says


Half of all states, including California, are struggling to lift kids out of poverty, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation report.

FAQ: What you need to know about lead in the home


If you know or suspect your home is exposed to lead, either through paint, dust tracked in from the outside or other sources, here's some information that can help.

Charter foes, boosters weigh in on leaked plans to vastly increase charter schools


A new memo indicates there's a 490-million dollar plan to place half of LA students into charter schools over the next 8 years.

Report: Culture of low expectations hurts immigrant preschoolers


A new study from the Migration Policy Institute says young immigrant children can be hurt by discrimination in school, leading to a lack of interest in academics.

South LA relatives caring for children of kin seek equal treatment


Grandmothers, aunts and uncles who care for children of relatives unable to do it themselves want what non-relatives get from the foster care system.