Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:
- All L.A. Unified schools now are back in session after closures due to wildfires last week.
- The L.A. school board will consider a plan to increase transparency by putting more information online.
To tackle concerns about college affordability, a Democratic legislator is proposing to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for all Californians, and wants to tax millionaires to do it.
The measure, which echoes calls for tuition-free college by former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is the latest in a flood of legislation that's been introduced this year to address concerns about the rising cost of attending college.