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LA School Report | September 24, 2014

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Brown shoots down charter boundary restriction
An attempt by the Legislature to limit a charter school’s ability to locate outside the borders of its authorizing school district has been struck down by Gov. Jerry Brown. S&I Cabinet Report

Newport schools considering ‘snow days’ during heat waves
After an oppressive heat wave left students sweltering in classrooms without air conditioning, a school district in coastal Orange County is considering shortening school days when temperatures climb to intolerable levels. LA TImes

LA schools data system concerns raised after port fire, transcript problems
Citing Tuesday’s evacuation of George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School following the Port of Los Angeles fire, school officials voiced concerns that a glitchy data system may hinder tracking students in an emergency. KPCC

California public pension fund shifts to clean energy
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion.  NPR

In Colorado, a student counterprotest to an anti-protest curriculum
On Tuesday, hundreds of students from high schools across the Jefferson County school district streamed out waving signs and championing the value of learning about the fractious and tumultuous chapters of American history. NY Times

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