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LA School Report | February 20, 2015

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L.A. Unified candidates use Deasy as a platform springboard
Former Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy isn’t on the March ballot for the Board of Education, but he might as well be. Los Angeles Times

iPad controversy looms large in LAUSD District 3 board race
As the city’s March 3 primary election draws near, Los Angeles Unified school board candidates are blasting incumbents for the controversial iPad program. KPCC

One-parent students leave school earlier
One of the most alarming social trends in the past 40 years is the increasing educational disadvantage of children raised in low-income families. Education Next

California task force urges reform of special education funding
Federal and state funding rates for special education would be equalized across California if draft recommendations from a task force are implemented. Ed Source

Tab soars to connect rural schools to the Net
A plan to spend up to $2 million per student to connect a tiny rural school to the Internet and drew an incredulous review Wednesday. SI&A Cabinet Report

Anaheim board rejects petition to turn Palm Lane into a charter
An Anaheim school board rejected a parent petition to take over a low-scoring campus and turn it into a charter school – the first such effort in Orange County. Orange County Register

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