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Morning Read: From Geffen, $100 million for a school at UCLA

LA School Report | November 12, 2015

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A gift to benefit children of UCLA faculty to keep them in place
Geffen described the school in part as a recruiting and retention tool for faculty and scientists who may be worried about LA education system.
Los Angeles Times, by Larry Gordon

Constant lockdowns lead schools to buy portable toilets
Sign of the times: Threats create need to accommodate students stuck for hours.
San Diego Union-Tribune, by Maureen Magee

As LAUSD citations drop, questions about ‘ghost suspensions’ rise
Community organizers question whether the district’s impressive suspension rate tells the whole story about discipline in LAUSD.
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How one program is helping English learners starting in preschool
The Sobrato Early Academic Language, or SEAL, program aims to help English learners starting in preschool so they don’t struggle in school later.
EdSource, by Sarah Tully

LCAP moving to electronic format soon
A comprehensive district document, destined to serve as the foundation of California’s new school accountability system, is going higher-tech soon.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran

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