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LA School Report | July 14, 2014

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Another teachers union ding for Arne Duncan
The American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution this afternoon calling for Education Secretary Arne Duncan to resign if he does not improve under a plan to be implemented by President Barack Obama. Politico

L.A. teachers union leader Caputo-Pearl links activism to strike
The new leader of the Los Angeles teachers union signaled a more militant stance toward the school district, including the possibility of a strike, at a national teachers union convention held downtown this weekend. LA Times

LAUSD asks judge to OK teacher abuse settlement after family balks
The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged that he was molested by a one-time Telfair Elementary School teacher. LA Times

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Districts continue shift away from zero-tolerance
Showing up late, texting in class and violating the school dress code are all considered minor infractions, but all have led to student out-of-school suspensions or expulsions. S&I Cabinet Report

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