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

  • The Rodriguez investigation now includes conflict-of-interest issues, in addition to previously-announced charges.
  • The L.A. Unified school board spent much of Tuesday’s meeting arguing over nuts and bolts, and ultimately voted to continue starting the school year in August.
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Cybersecurity whizzes, the Trump University settlement, USC's innovative head chaplain: What's new in education today

Alexander Ke left, Eugene Woo and other members of the North Hollywood High School cyber defense team are cheered at a pep rally. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Alexander Ke left, Eugene Woo and other members of the North Hollywood High School cyber defense team are cheered at a pep rally. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

In California:

  • California has spent more than $890 million to boost community college completion, but statewide rates have yet to increase.
  • Bay Area school districts face budget deficits.

Nationwide:

  • Trump will nominate former Jeb Bush lawyer and school voucher supporter Carlos Muñiz as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • How some community colleges and other schools are trying to help more students graduate.

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