It’s back to school for L.A. Unified students; chili cheese flautas and vegan items on school menus; Boyle Heights commuter students

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  • L.A. Unified students return to class on Tuesday, and, for the first time in 36 years, all campuses will begin the school year on the same day. L.A. Schools Report
  • Some of the new menu items awaiting L.A. Unified students include Chili cheese flautas and a vegan menu that will be tested at some campuses under a pilot program. Daily News
  • Their families have been gentrified out of Boyle Heights but these students continue to attend neighborhood schools despite longer commutes and other challenges. Boyle Heights Beat

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