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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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Berkeley students are worried about "Free Speech Week" interruptions. (David Butow / For The Times)
Berkeley students are worried about "Free Speech Week" interruptions. (David Butow / For The Times)

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In California:

  • 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. 

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