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  • Betsy DeVos
  • K-12
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Remember how we told you, on Friday, that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was scheduled to appear Monday at a school in the San Fernando Valley?

Well, that's no longer true. The U.S. Department of Education sent reporters an email Sunday saying the appearance has been canceled "due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict."

What was the conflict? Did she want to avoid the May Day marches downtown? We've asked, but have yet to receive a response. We'll keep you posted.

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  • Betsy DeVos
  • K-12
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Donald Trump's U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is in California, a.k.a Resistance Central.

On Friday, she visited North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, the site of a shooting earlier this month. She spoke with students, teachers and the families of the special-needs teacher Karen Smith and 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez, who were killed in the shooting, and 9-year-old Nolan Brandy, who was injured.

The visit was closed to media.

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  • K-12
  • LAUSD
  • Charter Schools
Celerity Dyad Charter School
Celerity Dyad Charter School (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

The embattled Celerity charter school group is in danger of losing accreditation for its campuses, according to a warning letter issued to the organization this week by the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges.

The warning is the latest bad news for Celerity Educational Group, which has insisted to parents that all is well despite questions about its financial practices

In January, agents of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security raided Celerity’s headquarters, confiscating computer equipment and records. The network is also under investigation by the inspector general of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • Higher Education
  • University of California
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Authorities expected violence. They issued warnings to those in the Berkeley area to steer clear of the fray. Behind face shields and helmets, they lined the streets, girding themselves for disorder.

But Thursday’s anticipated showdown incited by an invitation for Ann Coulter to speak at the campus turned out to be more of a shouting match than a melee, with little physical confrontation.

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  • K-12
  • University of California
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TSA-like searches and pat-downs might be coming to high school athletics. Coaches, it seems, need some way to defend themselves against the use of recording devices being used to surreptitiously — and perhaps illegally — record their comments in a clubhouse or locker room setting.

Last week, Larry McCann of Anaheim Esperanza became at least the second Southland high school baseball coach in two seasons to be forced out after a secret recording of a clubhouse speech.

  • Higher Education
  • University of California
 A leaflet is stapled to a message board near Sproul Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.
A leaflet is stapled to a message board near Sproul Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

After weeks of debate, conservative commentator Ann Coulter won’t speak at UC Berkeley.

But protesters are still expected to be out in force. Here’s what could happen.

  • Betsy DeVos
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  • K-12
  • University of California
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UCLA
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A database the Trump administration said would help victims of crimes track the custody of suspected criminal immigrants mistakenly listed babies and other children.

The public database included the names of children, from infants to underage teenagers, in immigration custody.

  • Higher Education
  • University of California
UC Berkeley's campus
UC Berkeley's campus (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)

Hit with a surprise survey by state auditors, officials at University of California campuses changed their responses and dropped criticism of the UC Office of the President after it contacted them, instead offering more positive reviews of its effectiveness, according to documents released as part of the audit.