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Hillel Aron | November 14, 2012

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LAUSD Restores Full Academic Year and Full Pay
The actions were made possible by passage of Proposition 30. Members also approve a resolution to charge fees when charters claim more space on traditional campuses than they need. LA Times

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LAUSD Rejects Voluntary Moratorium on New Charter Schools
Following a flood of protests from parents and charter supporters, the Los Angeles Unified board on Tuesday soundly rejected a resolution seeking a voluntary moratorium on new charter applications while a strategic plan is developed to better govern their explosive growth. Daily News

L.A. School Board Adopts Comprehensive Food Policy
In line with its previous commitments to balanced nutrition, the Los Angeles school board voted Tuesday to implement one of the largest and most comprehensive food procurement polices of any school district. LA Times

Khan Academy founder, Salman Khan, Talks Future of Education at Cal Poly Pomona
As of Tuesday, when Kahn spoke before more than 1,000 people at Cal Poly Pomona, he has more than 435,000 subscribers on YouTube and his videos have been watched almost 205 million times. Daily News

Turmoil in West Adams Prep’s Sports Program Raises Questions
The early promise shown after the school opened in 2007 has been replaced by a revolving door of coaches and lower participation levels. LA Times

Richard Bloom’s Lead Slightly Widens Over Betsy Butler
In the too-close-to-call Assembly District 50 contest, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom has reversed a shrinking lead and now has 218 more votes than Assemblywoman Betsy Butler. Last Friday’s count put Bloom up by only 103 votes. LA Weekly

LAUSD Appoints New Heads of Facilities and Food Services Divisions
The interim directors of LAUSD’s Facilities and Food Services divisions were appointed by the school board Tuesday to the permanent posts. Daily News

Autism Growth Headlines Annual Demographic Report on Special Ed
Perhaps it’s no surprise that the fastest-growing segment of California’s special education population is students with autism. But what is eye-opening is that group’s rate of growth over the past decade – a whopping 512 percent. SI&A Cabinet Report


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