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LA School Report | June 27, 2013

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LAUSD Board Member Richard Vladovic Accused of Harassing Employees
Attorneys will also look into allegations of harassment voiced by several district staff members who were interviewed by attorneys as part of a sex-abuse investigation involving an elementary school in Vladovic’s South Bay district. LA Daily News 

Coalition of Attorneys Demand Broad Policy Changes at LAUSD to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse
That was the message set to LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy and School Board Chair Monica Garcia in a letter presented by a coalition of attorneys representing 65 children allegedly sexually abused by teachers at Miramonte Elementary. PR Newswire

Award Winning Culinary Arts Class Eliminated at Marshall
Widely heralded as the most popular elective offered, under teacher Andi Philips over the past 12 years the class has helped students earn about $500,000 in scholarships. Los Feliz Ledger

Next Steps in Common Core Will Cost State ‘Tens of Millions’ of Dollars
New analysis suggests the Legislature will be responsible for tens of millions more before the entire program has been implemented. SI&A Cabinet Report

Teen Sexually Abused by Chino Hills Teacher Awarded $5.6 million
The family of a teenaged girl sexually abused by a Chino Hills High School science teacher even after officials learned of inappropriate emails between them has been awarded $5.6 million by a jury. LA Times

Achievement Gap Narrows on Long-Term NAEP
Achievement gaps for black and Hispanic youths have declined by substantial margins in reading and math since the early 1970s, according to new federal data issued Thursday.  EdWeek

After Legal Ruling Leaves Some Parcel Taxes in Jeopardy, Clarity Must Come from Legislature
The state Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a parcel tax case with statewide implications, leaving it up to the Legislature, if it chooses, to change the law that undid one district’s parcel tax and left similar parcel taxes in other districts vulnerable.  EdSource

The Best- and Worst-Paying Jobs in Education
People’s career choices should be based on passion over paychecks—and that’s especially true for those who are educating America’s youth. Forbes

Education Giant Pearson Debuts the First Class of its Virtual Ed Tech Startup Accelerator
In the past few months, plenty of other ed tech-only accelerators have opened their doors to startups, including Kaplan’s TechStars-powered program and Socratic Labs in New York. But Pearson’s program differs in a few key ways. Gigaom

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