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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.
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Charter school supporters participate in a rally in front of Huntington Park City Hall. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Charter school supporters participate in a rally in front of Huntington Park City Hall. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

  • Norovirus continues to sicken Santa Monica students
  • How L.A. Unified is explaining the California School Dashboard to school board members
  • Charter schools association files a lawsuit to set aside Huntington Park's moratorium

In California:

Nationwide:

  • Maryland looks at the record of a recovery school as it tries to address an opioid crisis
  • People are asking questions about a Betsy DeVos hire
  • The Trump Education Department is off to a slow start, Education Week found

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