Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:

  • The probe into audit interference, ordered by UC regents, concluded that UC President Janet Napolitano approved a plan that led to the interference.
  • UC regents, meeting in San Francisco, chastised Napolitano for her role in the interference. Napolitano responded by saying she should have shown better judgment. 
  • On Wednesday, they heard about ways to make a UC education more affordable.
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In and around Los Angeles:

  • The L.A. Unified school board yesterday discussed a way to soothe conflicts between schools and parents.
  • The Department of Public Health is investigating the death of an 18-year-old Santa Monica High School senior.
  • Our editorial board endorsed these candidates for the Los Angeles Community College District.

In California:

  • State Sen. Anthony Portantino wants California's schools to start later in the day.
  • There's a sinkhole in a San Diego school parking lot.
  • Tustin Unified is inviting President Trump for a visit, so he can learn about the good things happening in public schools.
  • More California millennials are showing up in emergency rooms because of heroin use.


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