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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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New charter rules, California's foreign students, Detroit's deal for teachers: What's new in education

 (Pamela Hassell / Associated Press)
(Pamela Hassell / Associated Press)

In and around Los Angeles:

  • A close look at how rules governing charter schools in L.A. Unified are changing.
  • How one elementary school drew on "CSI" to get students to use their math

In California:

  • While fewer new foreign students enrolled in colleges in the U.S. this year, California is still their top choice.
  • Research shows that California has many jobs that pay well and don't require employees to have a bachelor's degree.


  • Some students in Fairfax, Va., are powering a wind turbine as they learn about renewable energy.
  • Detroit is giving local educators 50% off on home auction prices.

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