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Morning Read: California schools rolling in dough, but ‘scary’ clouds appear on horizon

LA School Report | February 1, 2016

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California schools rolling in dough, but ‘scary’ clouds appear on horizon
Up and down California, school districts that handed out tens of thousands of pink slips in the recession are now buying equipment and scrambling to find qualified teachers.
San Jose Mercury News, by Judy Lin

State says number of students approved to get free lunch is way up
A change in the way California determines which students are eligible for meal programs means far more kids this year will receive free lunch at school.
KPCC, by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Obama invites L.A. teen with perfect AP Calculus exam score to White House
Of the 302,531 students across the world who took the AP Calculus AB exam last year, Cedrick was one of only 12 to earn every single point.
Los Angeles Times, by Hailey Branson-Potts

Advocates point to severe shortage of early ed care in LA County
Los Angeles County faces a critical shortage of access to early childcare education that threatens to keep its neediest families in a cycle of poverty.
EdSource, by Fermin Leal

Pondering the future of CTA, Sacramento post-Friedrichs
Deserved or not, the California Teachers Association has a reputation as kingmaker in Sacramento.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau

Obama: Computer science should be taught as a ‘basic skill’
“In the new economy, computer science isn’t an optional skill — it’s a basic skill, right along with the three ‘Rs,’ ” he said Saturday during his weekly address.
The Hill, by Mark Hensch

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