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LA School Report | December 15, 2015

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L.A. Unified to pay $320,000 settlement in teacher misconduct case
The district agreed to the settlement this year; it was announced after the conclusion of court proceedings, said attorney Paul Mones, who was co-counsel for the victim.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume

Santa Rosa schools weighing ethnic studies program
Eight school districts throughout the state including Los Angeles have made ethnic studies a graduation requirement, while 10 have made it an elective.
Press Democrat, by Jeremy Hay

Here we go again: ‘Huckleberry Finn’ pulled from high school curriculum
Attempts to censor the book are almost as old as the novel itself. “Huckleberry Finn” was banned by Concord, Mass., librarians after its American release in 1885.
Los Angeles Times, by Michael Schaub

Congress makes school attendance a national priority
The newly-approved federal education law will require Title I schools to report chronic absenteeism broken down by subgroup.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau

Chicago teachers approve call to strike as contract talks stall
The move clears the way for the union’s second walkout in four years and delivers another pressing political challenge for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
New York Times, by Julie Bosman

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