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LA School Report | July 2, 2013

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Mini-dramas at L.A. Unified
The Los Angeles Unified School District is in a period of possibly rocky transition. This coming and going is occurring at a time of apparent conflict between Supt. John Deasy and his elected bosses. LA Times (editorial page)

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L.A. County Must Pay Millions to LAUSD
An appeals court has ordered Los Angeles County to refund the Los Angeles Unified School District millions of dollars in redevelopment area property tax revenues that it had inaccurately withheld for years, and avoid short-changing the LAUSD in the future. LA Daily News

Map: Valley Students Suspended at Rates Below State Average
LAUSD parents might be surprised to learn that overall the school district’s suspension rate is well below the county and state average. Encino Patch

Jerry Brown Signs School Funding Overhaul
Gov. Jerry Brown ushered in the most sweeping changes to the way California funds its public schools in 25 years on Monday, signing into law a new funding formula that was the centerpiece of his legislative agenda for the year. LA Times

USC Won’t Divulge Petraeus’ Salary for Teaching Position
USC is not revealing how much it is paying David H. Petraeus, the former four-star U.S. Army general and Central Intelligence Agency chief, for the part-time position he is starting this fall as a lecturer and as a mentor to students who are veterans. LA Times

Infusion of Money for Career Education in New State Budget
The state budget that took effect Monday includes an extra $250 million in grants for a variety of programs, collectively known as career technical education, for K-12 districts, charter schools and community colleges.  EdSource

Student Loan Rates Double Without Congress’ Action
College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday. Associated Press

Districts Must Plan Carefully to Make Most of State, Federal Money for Technology
Together, these bold programs have created a moment of opportunity for California’s K-12 schools to transform teaching and learning by upgrading their classrooms for 21st century learning. EdSource (commentary)

Special-Needs Students Gain Workplace Experience
For students with emotional or behavioral disabilities, navigating the transition from high school to a job or to college can be more daunting than it is even for other students with special needs.  EdWeek

Exploring YouTube’s Education Channels
YouTube is usually associated with the latest viral video, but now growing numbers of people are turning to the video-sharing website for education instead of entertainment. NBC News

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