A Muslim girl and a boy of African descent are sitting beside each other in a classroom. They are working with tablet computer. They are learning about technology.

In summary

California’s school test scores, how the CURES opioid database happened, Jerry Brown’s #MeToo bills, Orange County political money and teen pregnancy.

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Dan Morain joined CalMatters in March 2018. He is the former editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee. Morain also spent 27 years at The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the Capitol since 1992.