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Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:

  • Gov. Jerry Brown proposed the creation of California’s first public fully online community college.
  • Home-schooling kept the spotlight from the Perris couple arrested after their 13 children were found chained.
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UC San Diego 'Dreamer' arrested, Texas' special-education missteps, Manual Arts lockdown: What's new in education

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

  • A UC San Diego student and “Dreamer” originally from Israel was arrested after he took a wrong turn into Mexico.
  • Manual Arts High School was placed briefly on lockdown Thursday after a nearby officer-involved shooting.

In California:

  • Schools across the state are preparing for the possible loss of students after the Trump administration announced it would revoke temporary protected status for thousands of Salvadorans.
  • Early education advocates say they’re glad Gov. Jerry Brown increased funding for the state’s littlest learners in his latest budget proposal, but they say much more help is needed.


  • The U.S. Department of Education found that the Texas Education Agency has been violating a major special education law.
  • Columbia University Teacher College’s former financial aid chief and three students face criminal charges amid accusations of running a financial-aid kickback scheme.

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