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LA School Report | September 3, 2014

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Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy on Tuesday issued his most extensive and passionate defense yet of his actions involving Apple and Pearson, the companies that received the major contract in a $1.3-billion technology program. LA Times

L.A. school board member Ratliff pushes for release of iPad report
Los Angeles school board member Monica Ratliff will seek the release of an internal probe into the decision to provide iPads to every student in the nation’s second-largest school system. LA Times

Magnolia parents stand behind their charter schools, higher test scores
As Los Angeles Unified wages a legal battle to close two Magnolia charter schools over alleged fiscal mismanagement, parents and students are fighting to save the schools and what they say is their superior academic performance. LA Daily News

LA schools’ woes with enrollment system continue
Los Angeles Unified officials vastly underestimated the number of students facing problems from the district’s new digital enrollment system. KPCC

NAEP scores indicate cost of missing school
Students who reported more absences from school had poorer scores on a national test, according to a report released Tuesday. Edsource

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