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

  • A new study found that Oakland's charter schools have received less public funding than Oakland’s traditional public schools, but that traditional schools have had a more challenging student population.
  • African American students at UC Riverside graduate at rates similar to those of whites and Latinos and just below Asian Americans.
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USC's United deal, UC's out-of-state student limits, Trump's budget: What's new in education today

 (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)
(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

In and around Los Angeles:

  • USC makes a deal with United Airlines for the naming rights of its coliseum.
  • The founder of a now-defunct South L.A. charter school has been charged with embezzlement and money laundering.

In California:

  • UC regents approve the system's first limits on out-of-state and international students.
  • There's a lot of debate over what the process of declassifying English language learners should look like. 


  • The Government Accountability Office found problems with the way the U.S. Department of Education administers grants.
  • A leaked version of Trump's education budget shows programs slated for elimination. Here's more on the deep cuts in that plan.

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