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L.A. superintendent: ‘When it comes to student safety, we are going to choose students over adults every single time.’
Los Angeles schools superintendent Ramon C. Cortines e-mailed me Monday night with a reaction to my latest column. Washington Post

Teacher training course aims to boost students’ college readiness
Nearly 5,000 teachers across the state in grades 7 through 12 will sign up this summer and fall for CSU’s Expository Reading and Writing Course. Ed Source

5 questions with LAUSD School Board President Steve Zimmer
Steve Zimmer won the backing of his colleagues on July 1 to step in as Los Angeles Unified’s new school board president and his plate is already piled high. KPCC

Long Beach school board to consider renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary
The announcement comes more than two weeks after civil rights activists from the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable began calling on district and city officials to rename the elementary school. Long Beach Press-Telegram

Hopes dim for rewrite of school transit funding formula
The shortcomings of California’s current home-to-school transportation funding system came to light during the 2011-12 school year. SI&A Cabinet Report

Teen pregnancies hit all-time low
The highest number of teen births was recorded in 1990 when there was a birth rate of 60 babies per 1,000 teens. SI&A Cabinet Report

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