Fernanda Paredes, 16, left, and Damian Jimenez, 15,

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 21, 2016 -- Fernanda Paredes, 16, left, a junior at Robert F. Kennedy Community School, and Damian Jimenez, 15, a sophomore at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, work on an English exercise during a credit recovery class at Harris Newmark High School in Los Angeles on December 21, 2016. The credit recovery sessions are being held over the winter break for high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who need to make up classes. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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