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LA School Report | September 22, 2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown acts on student representatives, car seats, tow trucks
The legislation sets clear guidelines for when student representatives are appointed to and removed from school boards. Los Angeles Times

One in 6 school districts gives up on Medi-Cal outreach reimbursements
The exodus is part of the fallout from a 2012 federal investigation that found California had “serious deficiencies” in its oversight and management. EdSource

Charters, career tech would get boost from school bond
The initiative would also create a new school facilities account and authorize the state to issue and sell $9 billion worth of bonds. Cabinet Report

Chicago high school hunger strike ends after 34 days
On August 17, a group of 12 parents and school activists began a liquids-only diet to protest what they said is the destruction of neighborhood schools. WBEZ

Seattle teachers approve new contract, officially ending weeklong strike
The contract gives teachers a 9.5 percent pay raise over three years and more teacher input over standardized tests. Associated Press

5 Years after Facebook pledge, Newark schools struggle
Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show five years ago to announce a $100 million donation to remake education in Newark. Associated Press

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