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LA School Report | August 14, 2013

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New School Year Brings Health Services, iPads For LAUSD Students
More than a dozen on-campus health clinics are expected to open in the district’s high-priority areas, according to LAUSD officials, who said the wellness centers have been planned for years. KTLA-5

LAUSD Starts New School Year With Promise, Excitement
For Sandra Gephart, it was the first day as principal at Arleta High.  And for Monica Ratliff, it was the first time in a decade the lawyer-turned teacher hadn’t started the academic year in her classroom at San Pedro Elementary.  Daily News

State High Court Rules Schools Must Provide Insulin Shots for Diabetic Students
Schools with diabetic students – that would be nearly every public school in California – received a mandate from the state Supreme Court on Monday to provide students with the insulin shots they are entitled to under the Americans with Disabilities Act, regardless of whether a nurse is on campus. Ed Source

OP-ED: With fewer vaccinations, is your child’s school safe?
Too many parents are seeking exemption from California’s vaccination law. The law in California mandates that students in public and private schools be immunized, but it also allows easy-to-get exemptions for personal beliefs. LA Times

Charter Partnership Gives L.A. Unified School New Name and Outlook
Parents, under 2010 trigger law, force change at 24th Street Elementary, which suffered from persistently low test scores. As students returned to schools across Los Angeles on Tuesday, the pupils at 24th Street Elementary came back to a history lesson triggered by their parents. LA Times

Opinion: For California’s Transgender Students, Access is No Longer Denied
On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1266 into law, and in so doing brought California a step closer to ensuring that transgender students throughout the state have full access to facilities and activities based on the gender that they feel identifies them. LA Times

Indigenous Charter School Not Going Down Without a Fight: Appeals Closure to LA County
An El Sereno charter school, which was denied a 5-year charter license renewal by the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education in June, is presenting an appeal before the Los Angeles County Office of Education Tuesday. This is the first step in the process of trying to continue to operate as a charter. KPCC

LAUSD Auto-Shop Students to Try Their Hand at Restoring Vintage Tractor
It runs and it’s drivable — but that’s about all that can be said for the 1956 Farmall 300 tractor donated Tuesday to the auto shop class at San Fernando High.  Daily News

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