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LA School Report | June 28, 2013

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Antonio Villaraigosa Leaves His Mark on L.A. Schools
The mayor vowed to turn the district into an incubator of education reform. In his two terms, during which his nonprofit took over more than a dozen campuses, he’s had mixed results. LA Times

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Popularity of Charter Schools Keeps Waitlists Long
There are 6,000 charter schools nationwide, more than 1,000 in California and upwards of 250 in Los Angeles. It turns out, that’s not enough. Daily News

A Day in the Life of…LAUSD’s Chief Lobbyist
An interview with LAUSD’s Director of Government Relations, Edgar Zazueta. Galatzan Gazette

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Budget That Reshapes K-12 Spending
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state spending plan for the coming fiscal year Thursday that makes budget-busting deficits a distant memory, funnels billions of additional dollars to K-12 schools and begins restoring social service programs that were cut during the recession. Associated Press

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University of North Dakota Donates $25,000 to LAUSD Aviation Schoo<
A University of North Dakota group is giving thousands of dollars to a top-flight LAUSD mechanics school that trains students at Van Nuys Airport for high-paying jobs in aviation. Daily News

School Bus Driver Takes Inner City Kids on Life – Changing Road Trip
Tanya Walters, a school bus driver from Los Angeles Unified School District for 22 years, saw a distinct difference in her students when she took them on their first road trip over spring break and they left their inner city Los Angeles neighborhood. People Magazine

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