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LA School Report | June 4, 2013



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LA Unified School Board Considers 2 Plans for Brown’s Proposed Boost in School Funding
Board members at L.A. Unified will hold talks Tuesday morning about how to use funding increases expected from Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed student funding overhaul. KPCC/CBS2 See also LA Times


Parents at Van Deene Elementary Picket Against Principal
A couple dozen upset parents staged a noisy protest Monday near Van Deene Elementary School near Harbor Gateway because they believe the school’s principal needs to be replaced.  Waving signs displaying messages like “Van Deene Principal gets an F,” the parents said they believe Principal Cindy Miller is uncommunicative, vindictive and controlling. Daily News


As State Watches, LA Unified Tests New Ways to Grade Teachers
Nowhere else in California has the debate over the use of student test scores to grade teachers gained more attention than in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Hechinger Report


Senate Democrats to Unveil NCLB Reauthorization Bill 
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate education committee, is set to unveil a bill to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act that would require states to set achievement and growth targets for students, including subgroup students. EdWeek


Court tosses Beverly Hills Schools Executive’s Conviction
An appellate court has overturned the 2011 conviction of a former Beverly Hills school executive who was sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of taking more than $1.3 million through a contract she allegedly steered to herself.  LA Times 


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