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Students at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana protest on March 14.
Students at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana protest on March 14. (Alena Nguyen)

At the Los Angeles Times, we try to do our part to raise the next generation of storytellers. Our High School Insider program offers young journalists a helping hand, with classroom resources, special conferences, paid internships and a chance to get their work published on our website.

Some of our HS Insider reporters were on the job March 14, when students all over the nation organized walkouts and other activities to honor the 17 people killed a month earlier at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and to push for stricter gun control to try to prevent future mass shootings.  You can read their accounts here.

At 10:17 a.m., the students returned to class, but not without a profound new realization of the role their generation will play in changing the world for the better.

Find out more about what HS Insider has to offer and how to get involved here.

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A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene and the shooter was fatally wounded in the encounter, a sheriff said.

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University of California President Janet Napolitano said Monday that the public university system should open its doors more widely by guaranteeing admission to all qualified state community college students.

California is raising and educating more and more qualified Cal State applicants — but the system can’t put all of them on the campuses where they want to be.

Kristen Glasgow won a sexual misconduct claim against a UCLA professor.
Kristen Glasgow won a sexual misconduct claim against a UCLA professor. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

Los Angeles Unified could be making millions of dollars off its real estate holdings, a report found.

A UCLA student won a sexual misconduct claim against a professor — on her second try with the Title IX process.

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UCLA graduate student Kristen Glasgow says she first met Gabriel Piterberg, a history professor, in 2008. They had coffee together and then, she alleged, he walked her to her car, pushed her against it and forced his tongue into her mouth.

The Los Angeles school system’s vast real estate holdings cost millions of dollars a year to maintain, but they also present an opportunity, according to a task force studying the district.

Some properties could generate millions for the financially stretched district, concludes a report the task force released Monday. Many could be used better to serve students and their families.

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Devon Graves, center, student regent-designate, and members of the University of California Board of Regents.
Devon Graves, center, student regent-designate, and members of the University of California Board of Regents. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

An LAUSD music teacher was honored by Tony Bennett’s foundation.

Frank Gehry is to design an expansion of the Colburn School of Music downtown.

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University of California regents voted Thursday to increase tuition for nonresident students, as they struggle to raise more revenue amid surging enrollment and what they say is inadequate state funding.

They approved the increase by a 12-3 vote but also agreed to rescind the increase if they could lobby the Legislature for more money. They also unanimously voted to seek authorization from the state to offer financial aid to needy nonresident students, a benefit eliminated in 2016.

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Students at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies left their campus during the nationwide walkouts to promote gun control.
Students at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies left their campus during the nationwide walkouts to promote gun control. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

Students in Los Angeles joined their peers in nationwide walkouts to promote gun control. Most students stayed on campus, as requested by L.A. Unified officials.

A campus safety officer at Cal State L.A. shot a coyote after it bit a small boy.