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Morning Read: School Security Tightened After Newtown

Samantha Oltman | December 17, 2012

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Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot up L.A. Schools, Police Say
A Los Angeles man was arrested Sunday in connection with a Facebook post that threatened to conduct shootings at multiple area elementary schools, people familiar with the investigation said. LA Times

LAPD to Beef up Security at K-8 Schools
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announces a plan to have officers patrol kindergarten through 8th grade schools in LA. NBC LA
See also: LA Times, KCET

Your Vote, L.A.’s Future
The city is about to undergo a sweeping turnover in municipal government, electing a new mayor, deciding whether to keep or replace the current city attorney, choosing a new controller and electing more than half — the controlling majority — of the City Council and LAUSD Board. LA Times Editorial

LAUSD Board Seeks Control Over Grant Applications
In a move that could stem the flow of tens of millions of dollars to cash-strapped Los Angeles Unified, the school board has empowered itself to endorse — or veto — applications for grants topping $1 million. LA Daily News

Expanding Young Students’ Role in Nutrition
L.A. Unified seeks to add nutrition education to the curriculum, give students more of a voice in what’s served and more time to eat. LA Times

$252,000 Goes to LAUSD to Promote Good Eating, Exercise
The Los Angeles Unified School District was awarded $252,000 today for promoting nutrition and physical activity. LA Daily News

Our View: Getting Abusers out of the Classroom
A key reform for the new Legislature is protecting school children from predatory teachers. In the past year, several scandals brought forth the need for reform. Appeal-Democrat Editorial

At Aldama Elementary School, Parents Struggle to Break the News
For local parents, news of the Connecticut school shootings Friday was difficult to hear. And even harder to explain to their kids. KPCC

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