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

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Chloe Hilles, a senior at Foothill Technology High School, argues ending DACA is not good for the country.

Eight hundred thousand peoples, including military personnel and civil servants, will be affected by the latest and cruelest decision by President Donald Trump – 800,000 who just so happened to be unlucky in their situation but took the initiative to better it.

Beginning in 2012, former President Barack Obama made the executive decision to grant young, undocumented immigrants opportunities through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, colloquially known as DACA. Since its beginning, DACA has helped almost 800,000 teenagers and young adults who unwillingly entered the United States illegally with their family.

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The Los Angeles teachers union on Wednesday called for school board member Ref Rodriguez, who is facing felony charges, to resign from the L.A. Board of Education.

The union said in a statement that Rodriguez did not do enough by announcing Tuesday that he would step down as board president. 

"His decision to stay on the board runs afoul of the commitment needed for his elected position, to the students, parents and educators he is meant to serve," said the statement signed by the union's officers. "It is not reflective of a 'kids first' agenda he and his colleagues trumpet so often."

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Cal State trustees unanimously approved a salary increase for top executives at the end of a two-day meeting in which they also discussed budget shortfalls, enrollment growth and protections for immigration students.

The board of the nation’s largest public university system approved a 2.5% salary increase for Chancellor Timothy P. White, six vice chancellors and the system’s campus presidents.

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Los Angeles County education officials have launched an investigation into fiscal and legal questions surrounding a small public school district that has been enrolling Catholic school students.

The inquiry centers on the Lennox Virtual Academy, an online school operated by the Lennox School District, which has about 5,000 students and is located near Los Angeles International Airport. Earlier this month, The Times reported that the district had entered into unorthodox partnerships with at least four Catholic schools, offering them money and free laptops in exchange for enrolling their students in the district’s virtual academy.

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Four former high school students are suing the Redlands Unified School District, alleging they were sexually harassed and abused by a teacher but were told to keep quiet when they reported his behavior to school officials.

An administrator told one student in 2012 that then-Redlands High School math teacher Kevin Kirkland would be disciplined as long as she “did not go to the press,” according to the lawsuit filed this week in San Bernardino County Superior Court. The suit claims that district officials knew of problems with Kirkland dating back to 2006. In 2016, the district tried to dissuade a student from reporting the assault to police, according to the suit.

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Four former high school students are suing the Redlands Unified School District, alleging they were sexually harassed and abused by a teacher but were told to keep quiet when they reported his behavior to school officials.

An administrator told one student in 2012 that then-Redlands High School math teacher Kevin Kirkland would be disciplined as long as she “did not go to the press,” according to the lawsuit filed this week in San Bernardino County Superior Court. The suit claims that district officials knew of problems with Kirkland dating back to 2006. In 2016, the district tried to dissuade a student from reporting the assault to police, according to the suit.

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Cal State University Chancellor Timothy P. White speaks during a Board of Trustees meeting in July. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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