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LA School Report | July 31, 2014

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California in lawsuit alleging neglect of English learners
A lawsuit alleging that California public education officials have failed to provide language instruction to tens of thousands of English-language learners across the state goes to trial today (July 31) in Los Angeles Superior Court. EdWeek

LAUSD’s portable pools make the rounds for water safety
The mobile pool is set up on the playground, part of Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond the Bell swim program. Up to a dozen portable pools have traveled from one campus to another every summer since 1963. LA Times

Program helps students chart their future
Rome was one of about 240 students from San Francisco Unified School District high schools who participated in the summer program, a partnership between the district and two community nonprofits – Young Community Developers and 100% College Prep Institute. EdSource

Local business, education, nonprofit leaders gather to talk poverty
On Wednesday, local business, education and nonprofit leaders gathered at the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership’s offices in Irwindale to discuss the economic challenges many Southland residents face. LA Daily News

Youth suicide stats prompt call for awareness training
There are over 11,000 suicide attempts by youth in California each year – nearly 30 every day – and about 172 of those results in death. Experts believe these statistics could be lower if school staff were properly trained on how to recognize and deal with suicidal youth. S&I Cabinet Report

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