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When Eugenio Villa agreed to return to the Inglewood schools for a second tour last summer, he knew the district remained one of California’s most troubled.

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A charter schools advocacy group last week announced that it would end two long-running lawsuits in which it was seeking more classroom space and construction money from the Los Angeles school district.

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Ref Rodriguez
Ref Rodriguez (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

L.A. Unified school board member Ref Rodriguez was recently arrested in Pasadena on suspicion of public intoxication.

A look at how the arrest of father Romulo Avelica Gonzalez put the Lincoln Heights neighborhood and its families on edge.

Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez was arrested recently on suspicion of being drunk in public at a Pasadena restaurant, the latest trouble for an elected official who faces political money-laundering charges.

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UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox, left, is confronted by students during a campus protest over racial issues in March 2016.
UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox, left, is confronted by students during a campus protest over racial issues in March 2016. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox, while serving as Michigan State University provost in 2010, allowed a dean accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women to continue in his post, the Detroit News reported.

William Strampel, then dean of MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was arrested this week on charges of harassing, propositioning, sexually assaulting and soliciting pornographic videos of female students.

The arrest came as part of a broader probe into MSU’s handling of complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar, whom Strampel supervised. Nassar was sentenced in January to up to 175 years in prison after more than 150 girls and young women — some of them Olympic gymnasts —  testified he sexually assaulted them under the guise of medical treatment over two decades.

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An inspector from the Dutch education ministry arrived at Johan van Hulst’s teacher training institute in Amsterdam on the morning of June 19, 1943. He noticed youngsters and, with SS soldiers standing nearby, asked, “Are those Jewish children?”

Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding.

Bonnie Reiss, who played a key role in crafting education and environmental policy for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, died Monday at her home in Malibu.

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Jesse Hernandez, 13, was rescued early Monday morning after spending 12 hours in the city's sewer system.
Jesse Hernandez, 13, was rescued early Monday morning after spending 12 hours in the city's sewer system. (Los Angeles Fire Department)

In and around Los Angeles:

The 13-year-old boy who fell into a Griffith Park drain pipe was found alive. “I was just praying to God to help me and not to die,” he later said.

L.A. Unified settled a $20,000 lawsuit filed on behalf of a girl whose bus driver allegedly declined to pick her up in a high-crime neighborhood.

Kobey Lofton is 15 — too young to vote, but not too young to get political.