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Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:

  • The Rodriguez investigation now includes conflict-of-interest issues, in addition to previously-announced charges.
  • The L.A. Unified school board spent much of Tuesday’s meeting arguing over nuts and bolts, and ultimately voted to continue starting the school year in August.
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L.A. Unified's budget, combating 'summer slide,' Megyn Kelly and Sandy Hook: what's new in education

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Happy Tuesday. A quick programming note: you can expect us to slow down a bit during the summer months. But we'll be back at full speed by the time school is in session. 

In and around Los Angeles:

  • L.A. Unified is kicking off the process for approving its budget. Here are five things you need to know.
  • How to keep your children busy and combat "summer slide."

In California:


  • Parents of students who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre told Megyn Kelly she can no longer host their gala because of her planned interview with Alex Jones, who has called the school shooting a hoax.
  • A nonprofit is suing the Education Department to try to force release of information on investigations of campus sexual assault.

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