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LA School Report | December 9, 2015

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Documents provide details of LAUSD probe that led to firing of  Rafe Esquith
The documents claim the famed teacher allegedly fondled children in the 1970s, that in recent years he inappropriately emailed former students, and other allegations.
Los Angeles Times, by Zahira Torres

Mira Costa principal defends canceling classes again due to bomb threat
Principal Ben Dale defended the decision to cancel classes for the second time in just over a year in response to vague threats.
Daily Breeze, by Megan Barnes

Attorneys: Video shows massive gas leak above Porter Ranch
A 14-member Community Advisory Committee that will collect and distribute information about the leak. LAUSD has been offered three positions.
Los Angeles Daily News, by Dakota Smith and Gregory J. Wilcox

Cupertino school district wants to build 200+ apartments for its teachers
Superintendent Wendy Guadalewicz has a problem: Attracting new teachers and hanging on to the ones she has.
Silicon Valley Business Journal, by Nathan Donato-Weinstein

de Blasio draws criticism for plan to pay for security in private schools
A bill, which the City Council passed on Monday, will reimburse private and parochial schools with at least 300 students for the cost of hiring unarmed guards.
New York Times, by Kate Taylor

Google’s Chromebooks make up half of US classroom devices sold
Chromebooks now make up more than half of all devices in U.S. classrooms, up from less than 1 percent in 2012.
CNBC, by Harriet Taylor

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