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Jay Lujan, a senior at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy, wants people to know about his East L.A., which he says is different from the stereotypes.

Regardless of what people say, and think about MY home, all of the best moments of my life happened here in East Los Angeles. I learned to ride my first bike here in East Los Angeles. I learned how to throw my first baseball. And quite frankly, I learned to be humble here. This is MY home.

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After years of rapid growth, enrollment of first-time international students in U.S. colleges and universities dipped last year amid concerns about political uncertainty, tuition increases, visa delays and reductions in scholarship money, an annual survey found.

California remained the nation’s most popular destination for foreign students, with 157,000 coming to the state in 2016-17. They made up nearly 16% of more than 1 million international students in the United States that year, according to the survey of more than 2,000 institutions released Monday by the Institute of International Education.

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After years of rapid growth, enrollment of first-time international students in U.S. colleges and universities dipped last year amid concerns about political uncertainty, tuition increases, visa delays and reductions in scholarship money, an annual survey found.

California remained the nation’s most popular destination for foreign students, with 157,000 coming to the state in 2016-17. They made up nearly 16% of more than 1 million international students in the United States that year, according to the survey of more than 2,000 institutions released Monday by the Institute of International Education.

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After they put pressure on officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District, charter school leaders last week won changes to the rules under which they operate.

Students, they say, will benefit. However, some district officials say that it is better for students that the charters did not get everything they wanted.

Here is a look at what the district agreed to change, where charters backed down, and what might happen next.

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California will restrict farmers' use of certain pesticides near schools and day-care centers under a new rule announced this week that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a quarter of a mile of public K-12 schools and licensed day-care centers from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the school week, the state Department of Pesticide Regulation said in a statement.

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(Gary Kazanjian / Associated Press)

California will restrict farmers' use of certain pesticides near schools and day-care centers under a new rule announced this week that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a quarter of a mile of public K-12 schools and licensed day-care centers from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the school week, the state Department of Pesticide Regulation said in a statement.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti announces a previous Promise Neighborhood grant at Berendo Middle School in January.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announces a previous Promise Neighborhood grant at Berendo Middle School in January. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles will receive an $11.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a program that helps local students with tutoring, summer classes and college-readiness preparation, officials announced Thursday.

The money will be used to provide help for about 2,000 students in 16 area schools stretching from East Hollywood to the northeast San Fernando Valley.

The schools are in Promise Zones or Promise Neighborhoods, designations that help impoverished areas receive federal funds for economic or educational uses.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti announces a previous Promise Neighborhood grant at Berendo Middle School in January.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announces a previous Promise Neighborhood grant at Berendo Middle School in January. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles will receive an $11.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a program that helps local students with tutoring, summer classes and college-readiness preparation, officials announced Thursday.

The money will be used to provide help for about 2,000 students in 16 area schools stretching from East Hollywood to the northeast San Fernando Valley.

The schools are in Promise Zones or Promise Neighborhoods, designations that help impoverished areas receive federal funds for economic or educational uses.