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LA School Report | October 8, 2014

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California leads the nation in homeless school children
One out of every five K-12 students nationally who experienced homelessness in the 2012-2013 school year lived in California, according to a study by the California Homeless Youth Project. AllGov

Education groups won’t back rainy day fund
Gov. Jerry Brown won’t have key education groups helping him make the case to voters for a bigger and more restrictive state rainy day fund. The most he can count on is that they won’t actively campaign against it. EdSource

Many districts lagging on implementing Common Core, survey finds
With springtime testing for the common core only months away, nearly a third of district superintendents are still scrambling to put in place the curriculum and professional development necessary to teach the standards, according to survey results released Wednesday. Education Week

Parents, students focus on classrooms in judging LA school superintendent
When several parents and students were asked about Deasy, they told KPCC that what matters to them is what is happening in the schools. KPCC

California school voucher backer to head U.S. education reform group
The education reform group Students First has named as its president a longtime supporter of school vouchers and loosening tenure protections for public school teachers, the group said on Tuesday. Reuters


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