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Morning Read: State charter group sues LAUSD over building funds

LA School Report | January 15, 2016

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Charter school group sues LAUSD in fight for construction money
California Charter School Assn. says that $450 million that’s supposed to go to charter school building is reduced to $224 million, according to the lawsuit.
Los Angeles Times, by Zahira Torres

Editorial: What new L.A. schools chief Michelle King needs to do now
Though she has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 38 years, Michelle King hasn’t had many opportunities to voice a public opinion about its schools, or to lead them in new directions.
Los Angeles Times, by the Editorial Board

Foundation influence in education policy deserves greater scrutiny 
Public discussion, including criticism from groups that aren’t bankrolled by grant makers, is essential to ensure that private giving makes a difference.
Chronicle of Philanthropy, by Frederick M. Hess, Jeffrey Henig and Jenn Hatfield

Afterschool programs teach students tech as LAUSD restructures 
Low-income, minority communities at LAUSD are getting tech instruction through afterschool and weekend programs.
Intersections South LA, by Jordan Holman

State regulators investigate new concerns fro Porter Ranch gas leak
A new report shows the level of toxins released into the air from a massive natural gas leak near Porter Ranch has been seriously underestimated, state regulators said Friday.
CBS News

How much lottery money goes to public schools? 
Does the large pot in the lottery mean a lot more money for the school system?
KABC News, by Anabel Munoz

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