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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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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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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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Austin Beutner Talks Virus Rates, Funding Challenges, and What It Will Take to Get Kids Back to the Classroom

The LAUSD superintendent had to make the tough call to keep classrooms closed this fall. Here's how he's navigating the pandemic on behalf of 500,000 students
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Trump Administration Reverses Course on a Policy Targeting International Students

Classes going online due to the pandemic will not mean students have to leave the U.S.–at least for now
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Black Students Are Underwhelmed with USC’s and UCLA’s Response to the Current Movement

“Actions speak louder than words," one student says. "And it’s just been a lot of words for me"
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The Unique Disappointment of Being a High School Senior in 2020

According to one Westside charter school student, the pandemic hasn't just caused the cancelation of a slew of timeworn American rituals—it's complicated the Class of 2020's future
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California’s Next School Year Could Start in July, Gavin Newsom Says

Getting an early start on the 2020-2021 academic year could help make up for time students lost to school closures
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With LAUSD Schools Closed, the Superintendent’s Dealmaking Ability Is Being Put to the Test

Austin Beutner is getting education programs online and wireless internet access into students’ homes, but there are bumps aplenty