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LA School Report | August 11, 2014

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5 differences between Alex Johnson and George McKenna
Little known fact: there’s an election tomorrow! A very special election! A special election, that is, for the District 1 L.A. Unified Board of Education seat, which pits political aide Alex Johnson against longtime administrator George McKenna. LA Weekly

L.A. literacy program unites families, boosts kids’ reading skills
It’s bath, book and bed for 5-year-old Nathan Flores. No TV. His parents learned the importance of routine and reading when they began taking him to a local family literacy program two years ago. LA Times

LEAs not waiting for statewide bond measure
While legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown continue to debate placing a statewide school bond before voters in the fall, dozens of districts have set in motion work on their own local bond initiatives to help meet their facility needs. S&i Cabinet Report

Top LA arts high school to get new principal
The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts will start the school year with an interim principal, following the July 1 resignation of George Simpson, who had led the school since 2008. KPCC

Rialto Unified hires law firm, vows to release Holocaust documents
After repeated criticisms over the failure to release documents explaining the genesis of an assignment that asked the school district’s eighth-graders to argue whether or not the Holocaust occurred, the school board replaced its legal team on Saturday night and pledged to release documents “as soon as possible.” San Bernardino Sun

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