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LA School Report | September 26, 2014

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L.A. Unified oversight panel rejects $42 million for computers
The Los Angeles school district’s bond oversight panel rejected a move Thursday by officials to spend an additional $42 million on new computers. LA Times

Crenshaw principal says teachers’ dismissals not tied to union activity
The principal of Crenshaw High School testified in a hearing Thursday that 12 former teachers who allege they were targeted and removed because of their union activism were let go from the campus for a variety of other reasons. LA TImes

LAUSD knew of misconduct by Miramonte teacher in 1983, records show
The Los Angeles Unified School District had received complaints of inappropriate behavior by a Miramonte Elementary School teacher nearly three decades before he was arrested. LA Times

Marshall Tuck hedges on Proposition 30 school funding extension
State schools chief challenger Marshall Tuck would be open to extending Proposition 30, the temporary school funding tax hike passed by California voters in 2012, but only if it’s tied to other changes to the state’s public education system. Sac Bee

New tool for evaluating school climate
A biennial state survey of junior high students and teachers can serve as a valid indicator of middle school climate, according to new federal analysis released this week. S&I Cabinet Report

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