Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:
In and around Los Angeles:
- Among the people killed in Las Vegas: a special education teacher at Manhattan Beach Middle School, a 20-year-old student at Riverside Community College and the office manager at a Simi Valley elementary school.
- USC went on lockdown after a false report of an active shooter on campus.
- Having more young people take college classes in high school is one potential solution to California's upcoming shortage of workers with college degrees.
- The state approved a new group of textbooks as California implements new curriculum standards.