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Police take a girl into custody after a shooting at Los Angeles' Sal Castro Middle School.
Police take a girl into custody after a shooting at Los Angeles' Sal Castro Middle School. (KTLA-TV)

In and around Los Angeles:

The L.A. Unified board narrowly voted to approve a new three-year benefits package.

A former teacher at L.A.’s Sal Castro Middle School said one of the victims of the recent shooting there still has a bullet lodged in his head.

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The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a three-year benefits package that contains some costs but falls well short of the savings that district officials say is needed to keep the school system solvent.

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A boy who was wounded in a shooting at Sal Castro Middle School nearly two weeks ago has been released from a hospital but still has a bullet in his head, his former teacher said.

California officials are urging students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for college aid.
California officials are urging students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for college aid. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

L.A. Unified is soliciting applications for the district’s next student board member.

A USC football player was arrested Monday on suspicion of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.

Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding.

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El Camino Real Charter High School students celebrate decathlon win.
El Camino Real Charter High School students celebrate decathlon win. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

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A video showing a police officer body-slamming a handcuffed San Diego area high school student has led to protests and soul-searching.

L.A. Unified is giving students another chance at magnet programs with a late application process.

In something of an upset, El Camino Real Charter High School has won the 2018 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Sunday.

In something of an upset, El Camino Real Charter High School has won the 2018 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Sunday.

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It began with a police officer trying to deal with a willful student who refused to leave the campus of Helix Charter High School. It quickly escalated into a physical altercation where the officer body-slammed the handcuffed teenage girl to the ground as she tried to get away.

And it was caught on video.

A Northern California school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff.

The project by a Sacramento high school student enrolled in an elite magnet program titled “Race and IQ,” questioned whether certain races lack the intelligence for the program’s academically challenging coursework.