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.
In and around Los Angeles:
- First-generation students at UCLA now have a dormitory floor of their own.
- Cal State L.A.'s volleyball team rallied around its Puerto Rican members and coach, who could not reach their families after Hurricane Maria hit the island.
- Parents got conflicting messages about a music teacher suspected of contaminating flutes with semen.
- A UC Riverside student allegedly grabbed another student's Make America Great Again hat from his head and verbally attacked him with profanity-filled accusations of promoting "genocide."
- A look at California schools' perpetual struggle to get between students and their phone screens.