With Public Schools Closed Until at Least January, Superintendent Austin Beutner Lashes Out

LAUSD's top exec questions the region's progress in combating COVID-19, saying students’ futures are being imperiled
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How a Mild-Mannered USC Professor Accidentally Ignited Academia’s Latest Culture War

Dr. Greg Patton's use of a Chinese word that sounds like a slur to American ears led to calls for his dismissal
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Elite Prep Schools in L.A. and Across the U.S. Are Brazenly Inflating Grades

Before the college admissions scandal made headlines, some top schools were pressuring teachers to give students an edge by boosting their GPAs
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With L.A. Schools Closed, Some Parents Are Turning to Unregulated ‘Day Camps’

For families of means, third-party providers are popping up, offering "enrichment" without much oversight
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59 Percent of California Adults Under 40 Don’t Know How Many Jews Were Killed in the Holocaust

A new study finds Americans have significant gaps in knowledge about the Holocaust–and growing exposure to Holocaust denial theories and Nazi imagery
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This UCLA Professor’s Books on Policing and Prison Used to Be Treated as Radical. Now, Everything’s Changed

Award-winning historian Kelly Lytle Hernández seizes on a moment when the country is suddenly willing to grapple with white supremacy
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Admissions Scandal Parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Sentenced to Prison

The couple pleaded guilty in May to charges associated with paying their daughters' way into USC
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As Students Speak Out, USC’s Greek System Reckons with Racism

Inclusivity efforts are underway on the Row, but some students think more radical action needs to be taken
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The Union Says No Way to Teachers Broadcasting Lessons from Empty Classrooms

United Teachers Los Angeles rejected an "unacceptable" plan to have teachers instruct virtually from the classroom
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When ICE Threatened International Students with Deportation, Their Peers Sprang into Action

A contingent of current and former UCLA students used social media to connect and create an invaluable resource for vulnerable visa-holders