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Morning Read: Service Workers Endorse Garcia, Zimmer

Samantha Oltman | December 11, 2012



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LAUSD Workers Union Endorses Both School Board Incumbents
Local 99 of the Service Employees International Union supports incumbents Monica Garcia and Steve Zimmer, as well as Antonio Sanchez, who is running for an open seat. LA Times


No More Suspensions at School Famous for ‘Stand and Deliver’
Last year alone, California schools sent kids home hundreds of thousands of times. But that doesn’t make sense to one principal in East Los Angeles. KCET


Attorneys for Miramonte Kids Say LAUSD Is Not Negotiating Abuse Claims in Good Faith
Lawyers representing 35 students who say they were abused by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School want to pull out of settlement negotiations with LAUSD. KPCC
See also: AP, ABC


iPad Use Creates ‘Epiphany’ for Granada Hills Campus
The Granada Hills campus is the first of 13 so-called Schools of the Future tapped to receive computer tablets as the district explores options for expanding digital education. LA Daily News


LA Unified Foreign Teacher Program Ending; Instructors Head Home
A shortage of math, science, and special education teachers more than six years ago prompted L.A. Unified to hire hundreds of teachers from the Philippines. KPCC


Education Trust-West Criticizes State for Snail’s Pace on Common Core
The state’s much-delayed implementation of common core curriculum standards puts thousands of minority and English learner students at risk of falling further behind, a new report released Monday concludes. SI&A Cabinet Report


Obesity in Young Is Seen as Falling in Several Cities
After decades of rising childhood obesity rates, several American cities are reporting their first declines. The trend has emerged in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as smaller places like Anchorage, Alaska, and Kearney, Neb. NY Times


California Sees Fewer Teachers as Enrollment Trends Up 
Years of pink slips have taken a toll on California’s teachers to be sure, but the dim job market has also had an impact on people wanting to become teachers at a time when the state’s population of children reaching school age is rising. KPCC


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