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  • 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.
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Fire-related school shutdowns, Michelle King on leave, LAUSD's enrollment woes: What's new in education

L.A. Unified superintendent Michelle King (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
L.A. Unified superintendent Michelle King (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

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.

In California:

  • 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.


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