Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:
- The L.A. Unified board approved a budget that includes some layoffs, an acknowledgement by officials that the nation’s second-largest school district has to downsize.
- Students and Jewish community members are alleging that San Francisco State University has long cultivated a hostile environment in which Jewish students "regularly text their friends to describe potential safety issues.”
In and around Los Angeles:
- Lynwood Unified took away prerequisites and encouraged most of its students to take AP classes.
- The state scheduled a session for Angelenos to provide feedback on the implementation of a federal schools law. Eight people showed up.
- Uncertainty over President Trump's immigration policies has boosted demand for UC's immigration student legal services.
- The state budget approved last week lets more families qualify for subsidized childcare.