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LA School Report | December 11, 2014

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LAUSD school board approves $2.5M in spending on arts education
The Los Angeles Unified School District school board on Tuesday approved $2.5 million for arts education. KPCC

Percentage of students held back a grade plunges
The percentage of students held back a grade fell by nearly half from the 2004-2005 school year to 2009-2010, according to a study. Huffington Post

New evaluation of Linked Learning initiative
Linked learning programs hold promise in boosting student engagement, but translate to little improvement on standardized tests, according to a new study. Ed Source

Schools’ discipline for girls differs by race and hue
There is increasing focus on the way discipline and criminal justice issues affect black girls. New York Times

What computer science education can tell us about the future of schools
There’s been a lot of fanfare in recent years around seeding opportunities to boost young people’s computer science skills. Education Next

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