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Andrés Alonso announced Thursday that he had removed himself from consideration to be the next L.A. schools superintendent.
Andrés Alonso announced Thursday that he had removed himself from consideration to be the next L.A. schools superintendent. (Elizabeth Malby / Associated Press)

In and around Los Angeles:

Former Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso withdrew from consideration for the L.A. Unified superintendent job.

How L.A. Unified is helping English learners reach fluency.

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Andrés Alonso, believed to be one of three remaining finalists to lead the Los Angeles school system, has withdrawn from consideration. The remaining known candidates in the confidential search are former investment banker Austin Beutner and interim Supt. Vivian Ekchian.

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The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among American children continues to rise, new government data suggest. And that may be a good thing.

University of California regents will not vote on a tuition increase next month, shelving the plan for now in hopes that state lawmakers will come through with more funding.

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  • California State University
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Antonio Villaraigosa proposed rewarding public service with a year of free tuition.
Antonio Villaraigosa proposed rewarding public service with a year of free tuition. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

A group of parents from the San Fernando Valley are criticizing L.A. Unified for what they call the district’s nontransparent superintendent search.

The L.A. County Office of Education wrote a letter to Pasadena Unified saying the district needs to cut $8.15 million from its 2019-2020 budget.

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In May 2016, two bottles tumbled off a poorly supported shelf and broke, leading to a chemical spill in a Sacramento State University lab.

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  • California State University
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Naba Ahmed is editor in chief of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Mustang News.
Naba Ahmed is editor in chief of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Mustang News. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

California’s charter school enrollment is growing fast, especially in the big urban counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Contra Costa.

L.A. Unified is promoting Denim Day on Thursday, encouraging people to wear jeans as part of a campaign to prevent sexual violence.

Aaliyah Ramos was walking through the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus last year when a prospective student approached her.

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Gubernatorial candidates Delaine Eastin, left, Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa and John Chiang.
Gubernatorial candidates Delaine Eastin, left, Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa and John Chiang. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

In and around Los Angeles:

El Camino Real Charter High School breaks down how to win a national Academic Decathlon.

L.A. School Report and the L.A. Daily News will partner with several nonprofits to host an education-focused forum for gubernatorial candidates on May 15.