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KPCC submitted a survey to all 13 L.A. Unified School Board candidates. We asked them seven questions on a range of issues. Here's how they responded.
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Biden Wants To Help Pay Some Student Loans, But There's Pressure To Go Further


The president-elect called for immediate action to help borrowers who are "having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent."

Lessons From Europe, Where Cases Are Rising But Schools Are Open


Amid a new wave of coronavirus restrictions, France, the U.K., Germany and Italy are keeping schools open. The U.S. has taken a different approach.

Appeals Court Rules Harvard Doesn't Discriminate Against Asian American Applicants


A federal appeals court in Boston ruled Thursday that Harvard doesn't intentionally discriminate against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process.

What A Biden Presidency Could Mean For Education


As the new president sets his priorities, will having an educator as first lady help schools and colleges get what they hope for?

With Many Campuses Closed, Will College Students Turn Out To Vote?


People ages 18 to 29 are turning out in record-breaking numbers for early voting. But will pandemic-related disruptions to campus life affect student voter turnout on Election Day?

COVID-19 Has Robbed The World's Poorest Children Of Nearly 4 Months Of Schooling


A new report finds the return to education has been much slower in the world's poorer countries.

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America's School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight


Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis.


A Rising Number Of U.S. Children Have The Option Of In-Person School


By Election Day, more than 60% of public school students will be attending schools that offer in-person learning at least a few days a week, an updated tracker finds.

Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?


New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. "There is no consistent pattern," one study author said.

College Says Students May Have Sought COVID-19 Infection To Boost Plasma Donor Payout


Brigham Young University-Idaho says it is "deeply troubled" that students may have intentionally tried to contract COVID-19. A nearby plasma center offers $100 for each donation with antibodies.

Enrollment Is Dropping In Public Schools Around the Country


Many parents appear to be keeping their children out of public school, especially from kindergarten. The declines could mean less state funding for school districts.

Kids In New York City Go Back To School For In-Person Classes


After two delays and many contentious debates with teachers, parents and principals, students in the largest school district in the country are returning to in-person school.

Many Arkansas Teachers Refuse In-Person Classes Amid COVID-19 Concerns


Citing a lack of adherence to guidelines, teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas, have refused to teach in-person classes. The district is considering firing them.

NYC Principals Union Votes 'No Confidence' In Mayor And Schools Chancellor


The union asked state authorities to intervene in New York City schools, just days before schools are set to open for in-person instruction.

Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan


Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.