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Hillel Aron | October 10, 2012

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Deasy Gets Authority Over Approving Outside Control of Schools
The LAUSD school board approved giving Deasy the new authority when it approved extensions of agreements with the mayor’s Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and L.A.’s Promise. The teachers union and two school board members called for a delay, seeking a more extensive review of the schools’ performance. LA Times

Unclaimed Tech Funds Won’t Bail Out L.A. Unified, Deasy Says
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy on Tuesday said that $10 million in unused technology funds reserved for L.A. Unified will be claimed but would do nothing to ease the district’s current budget woes. LA Times

Munger-funded “Compare and Contrast” Ad Criticizes Prop. 30
In a new 30-second TV ad that circulated today, the rival campaign of Proposition 38 takes pot shots at Prop 30. EdSource

Compton High School Students Walk Out of Class
About 70 students marched out of Compton High School shortly before lunch Tuesday. They protested recent budget cuts that have led to a failing school system that graduates students who can barely read and write. Topping their list of demands: hire more teachers and reduce class size. Some students report that the teacher student ratio is 60-to-1. KPCC

New Data Deal Lets LAUSD Find the Best Learning Tools
The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to share a decade of student data in an effort to figure out the best methods for raising student achievement. Ed Source

Sparking Conversations With Creativity
This week, the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education (LA Fund) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) launched a huge public art project called “Arts Matter” using the work of Barbara Kruger to address the importance of arts education. Wall Street Journal

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