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Morning Read: Feds deliver $36 million to LAUSD Promise Zone

LA School Report | October 9, 2014

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Federal grants to create ‘cradle to career’ services in LAUSD zones
Local officials on Wednesday announced a milestone — $36 million in federal grants — for an ambitious program to provide a full range of social and education services to students and their families in several neighborhoods. Los Angeles Times

Why are police using military-grade weapons in high schools?
This year, LAUSD initiated reforms to school discipline policies to limit the role of school police and emphasize school and community-based supports. Rolling Stone

New research supports blended approach to computer learning
Nearly from the first time a teacher took chalk to a blackboard, educators have sought out advanced technology in hopes of finding a better method for delivering curriculum. In recent years the focus has been on computers that teach, which the authors of a new study say has produced only mixed results. S&I Cabinet Report

Why gifted education doesn’t make sense

Commentary: A new book out by nationally known gifted-education expert James R. Delisle, a former fifth grade special education teacher and Kent State University professor, says our schools are making war on our nation’s finest young minds by failing to fund enough programs for the gifted. Washington Post

Judge orders state to fix Jefferson High scheduling issues
On Wednesday, a Superior Court judge ordered state education officials to fix the problem at Jefferson High immediately, ruling that students were being deprived of their right to an education. Los Angeles Times

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