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.
Around Los Angeles:
- These are the 10 L.A. Unified high schools that sent the highest percentage of their 2016 graduates to college.
- A campus group says Milo Yiannopoulos will speak at Cal State Fullerton as planned, despite protests.
- This Orange County middle school bans cellphones at lunch. So students talk.
- The University of California system will chip in at least $300,000 to help UC Berkeley pay security costs for controversial speakers, including those at "Free Speech Week" later this month.
- On campus, Berkeley students are facing canceled classes and office hours, and they're not happy about it.
Nationwide and beyond:
- The Mexican government announced there were no missing children trapped under a quake-collapsed school, after rescuers spent days searching for a 12-year-old girl who may never have existed.
- The U.S. Department of Education's inspector general audited Western Governors University and wants the online college to return federal financial aid to the tune of $713 million.
- These Miami fourth-grade students wrote about their experiences during Hurricane Irma.