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LA School Report | November 21, 2012

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LA Charter First In KIPP Network To Embrace Blended Learning
At KIPP Empower, that model calls for kindergartners to spend roughly 11 percent of their extended, 8 1/2 -hour school day working on reading or math exercises on a laptop computer. But classes at the school feel, by and large, similar to other early-elementary classrooms around the country. Education Week 

Richard Bloom Leads Betsy Butler By 79 Votes
The most recent tally, which was posted on the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder web site on Tuesday evening, shows that Bloom leads Butler by an incredibly narrow margin: 79 votes. During the two previous counts, Bloom had widened his lead to nearly 300 votes. LA Weekly

‘Nutritious’ Lunches Leave Student-Athletes Hungry 
If other student-athletes are feeling newfound hunger pangs, they can always try what students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are doing: circumventing the new school lunches with snacks purchased through student stores. Education Week

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