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Suspensions in California schools drop, but trouble spots remain
What youth and civil rights advocates have called a decades-long suspension epidemic in California schools is showing signs of subsiding, with a new report finding that suspensions have dropped significantly across all student groups over a recent five-year period.


SF schools may shake up much-reviled lottery assignment system
After eight years and thousands of complaints, the San Francisco Board of Education will consider overhauling a student assignment system that relies heavily on the luck of the draw for families forced to submit dozens of choices of schools for children entering kindergarten.


Rejecting one-size-fits-all approach, California governor vetoes later school start time bill
Gov. Jerry Brown has quashed an effort to mandate later school start times in most middle and high schools by vetoing a bill that would have banned starts before 8:30 a.m.

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