Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:
- The probe into audit interference, ordered by UC regents, concluded that UC President Janet Napolitano approved a plan that led to the interference.
- UC regents, meeting in San Francisco, chastised Napolitano for her role in the interference. Napolitano responded by saying she should have shown better judgment.
- On Wednesday, they heard about ways to make a UC education more affordable.
In and around Los Angeles:
- L.A. Unified superintendent Michelle King is out on medical leave.
- The district's enrollment fell short of expectations — and fewer students means less money from the state.
- A new poll finds that most Californians support increasing state-funded financial aid.
- Nine Orange County schools were shut down because of the fire in Anaheim Hills. Officials reported at least 14 school closures across seven counties in Northern California.
- Schools in Florida are resegregating, according to UCLA research.
- One in every 10 students in the nation's largest public school system was homeless at some point last school year.