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LA School Report | November 6, 2014

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Teachers unions defend their ground by getting Torlakson reelected
Teachers unions defended their ground in California this week by helping to reelect Tom Torlakson. Los Angeles Times

Cortines: LA Unified looking to Torlakson for support
LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines says he is looking forward to support from the newly re-elected state school superintendent, Tom Torlakson. KPCC

iPads are great for porn and video games; not so much for learning
Similar to LA Unified, the Sweetwater Union High School District’s iPad initiative has experienced several rough years. San Diego Reader

What the GOP wave might mean for education issues
The GOP takeover of the Senate could shake up higher education policy, analysts say. Deseret News

Inglewood schools: Rats, damage despite millions in state funds
More than two years after the state took over Inglewood Unified, the district is still struggling with fiscal and management problems. KPCC

Two school bonds trail by narrow margins
Two north Orange County school districts were falling short by hundreds of votes to get millions of dollars to upgrade buildings. Orange County Register

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