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LA School Report | January 8, 2015

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Feds issue warning to school districts to educate English learners
Federal justice and education officials sent school agencies across the nation a stern message on Wednesday. KPCC

New report details cumbersome procurement practices in big-city districts
District officials from big-city school systems offered blunt criticisms of a slow, cumbersome, and often anxiety-choked procurement process. Education Week

New laws to improve student health supports
A slew of new laws affecting students’ physical, emotional and behavioral well-being will change how schools operate this year, in ways large and small. Ed Source

Study finds reading to children of all ages spurs more reading
Fewer children are reading books frequently for fun, according to a new report released Thursday by Scholastic, the children’s book publisher. New York Times

WME talent agents go from A-list to ABCs in Compton mentors program
For the past four years, a few dozen agents from William Morris Endeavor have been mentoring students from two Compton schools. Los Angeles Times

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