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LA School Report | September 25, 2014

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Volunteers can help frame Common Core tests
Teachers and others from California have until Friday to sign up for a crowd-sourcing exercise that will help determine how questions will be scored on the new Common Core tests students will take next spring. Edsource

L.A. school board to meet Tuesday; likely to discuss Deasy’s future
The Los Angeles Unified School District has tentatively scheduled a special closed-door session for Tuesday, during which the future of Supt. John Deasy is likely to be discussed. LA Times

Kanye West talking to fashion students at LA Trade Technical College
Superstar entertainer Kanye West has been making some unannounced visits to Los Angeles Trade Technical College, where the rapper talked with students as part of his community service sentence. KPCC

San Jose State department abuse of public funds found in state audit
A critical California State University audit has found that the former head of a San Jose State academic department misused campus funds, used an illicit off-campus bank account and engaged in conflicts of interest. San Jose Mercury

San Diego Unified Sees Large Increase In Number Of Homeless Students
About 1,500 children were cared for at St. Vincent de Paul Village last year, and about 40 percent were younger than 5, a spokesman for the charity announced Wednesday. KPBS

Teacher who talked of killer robots resigns, gets $92,000 settlement
A San Diego County teacher resigned after being investigated for talking in class about programming robots to shoot and kill students. LA Daily News

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