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Morning Read: Court to hear appeal on CA education funding

LA School Report | January 7, 2016

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Court of appeal finally to hear case charging underfunding of schools
A state court of appeal will hear arguments in two long-delayed lawsuits charging that the state violated children’s constitutional rights by underfunding education.
EdSource, by John Fensterwald

Some districts exempt students in special ed from vaccination law
California has not yet issued guidance on how to apply the vaccination law to special education students.
EdSource, by Jane Meredith Adams

Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over Porter Ranch gas leak
Brown’s move comes more than two months after the leak was discovered in the company’s Aliso Canyon storage facility.
Los Angeles Daily News, by Gregory J. Wilcox

Walton Foundation puts up $1 billion to boost charters
The foundation has spent more than $1 billion on K-12 education over the past 20 years.
Associated Press, by Kelly P. Kissel

Omaha parent: Proposed sex ed approach ‘rapes children of their innocence’
Omaha Public Schools’ effort to revise sex education standards for the first time in 30 years has revealed deep divides.
Washington Post, by Emma Brown

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