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LA School Report | November 3, 2014

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LA schools superintendent calls for hiring freeze, citing cash shortage
Los Angeles Unified’s Interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines ordered a temporary hiring freeze on district staff. KPCC

Superintendent race turns on future of reform
Spending in the race for California superintendent of public instruction has by far outstripped all other statewide races. Ed Source

2 firms that won LAUSD’s tech program most active in seeking meetings
Apple and a leading curriculum company repeatedly sought meetings with school board members, emails and records reviewed by The Times show. Los Angeles Times

Should wealthy towns be able to secede from high-poverty districts?
Some are seeking a split between the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Schools District. The Hechinger Report

California school’s messaging mistake scares parents out of their wits
Parents at Adams Elementary School in Corona got an unexpected automated phone call from the school on Oct. 23 that said their child was not in class. Washington Post

‘Redskin’ hullabaloo won’t change student press limits
A heated dispute between student journalists and their high school administration over use of the word “Redskins” has drawn national headlines. S&I Cabinet Report

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