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

  • All L.A. Unified schools now are back in session after closures due to wildfires last week.
  • The L.A. school board will consider a plan to increase transparency by putting more information online. 
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A new LAUSD graduation rate, changes at Celerity, dumping the old science tests: What's new in education

L.A. schools Supt. Michelle King, left, with school board member Monica Garcia (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
L.A. schools Supt. Michelle King, left, with school board member Monica Garcia (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

  • Michelle King announced L.A. Unified's highest ever graduation rate. Again.
  • Celerity, an L.A. charter school network under local and federal investigation, is parting from its parent group and a longtime leader.

In California:

Nationwide:

  • Meet Detroit Public Schools superintendent Nikolai Vitti, and read about his reaction to learning that the district spent $340,000 on Domino's Pizza for classroom parties last year.
  • Betsy DeVos has embarked on a "Rethink School" bus tour.

 

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