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Essential Education: Social workers will stand trial for death of 8-year-old boy March 20, 2017, 2:16 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:An L.A. County judge ruled that four social workers will stand trial for criminal negligence.The...
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The backtracking is likely to be welcomed by savers and older workers, but creates further confusion about whether it is only a matter of time before the plans are eventually introduced.
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To the editor: Lately, the Internet has been serving up ads for T-shirts stating, “Science is not a liberal conspiracy.” That’s wrong. (“'We need to be out here': Thousands march in downtown L.A.
Mayor Eric Garcetti was Mr. Optimism last week. In both his State of the City speech and the release of his $9.2-billion budget, the mayor portrayed Los Angeles as a city being transformed by the
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To the editor: The Trump administration’s threat to withdraw federal grants from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions is a crude form of economic sanctions designed to punish and create hardship for
To the editor: Even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church, whose preschool applied for a Missouri state grant to resurface its playground but was denied, on the narro
To the editor: Don’t blame France or Britain for potentially breaking up the European Union. Blame Germany. (“Macron and Le Pen are now in a battle for the soul of France,” April 23) One of the gr
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