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LA School Report | October 1, 2014

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Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed two bills aimed at curbing truancy and absenteeism among California students. LA Times

Tuck, Torlakson debate union power, lawsuit
The two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction disagreed on the condition of K-12 education in California, the influence of teachers unions and which of them is best qualified for the job at a forum Saturday in Burlingame. EdSource

School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy’s evaluation
The Board of Education began deliberations Tuesday on the evaluation of Supt. John Deasy, who has come under fire for his handling of a $1.3-billion effort to provide iPads to all students and for what critics call an autocratic, ineffective leadership style. LA TImes

$335,000 to cover security for Inglewood Unified’s trustee raises questions
The state-appointed trustee running the Inglewood Unified School District approved $135,000 in additional school district funds Tuesday to pay an armed California Highway Patrol officer who works as his driver and security guard. KPCC

2 Compton schools named National Blue Ribbon award winners
Two Compton elementary schools were named Tuesday as winners of National Blue Ribbon Schools awards by Education Secretary Arne Duncan. KPCC

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