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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.
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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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