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LA School Report | September 30, 2014

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Brown wraps up ed bills, leaves some heads shaking
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made kindergarten mandatory while at the same time signing one intended to show the overwhelming boost that optional year gives kids headed to first grade. S&I Cabinet Report

Bond committee demonstrates how to ask questions about iPads
Opinion: It’s no surprise that the annual standardized tests for students have had some troubling effects on schools as well as positive ones. LA Times

A success story for student and L.A. Unified
Column: The Los Angeles Unified School District typically makes headlines for its screw-ups: child abuse scandals, feuding leaders and technology blunders. LA Times

Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy
Local business and civic leaders are calling on the Los Angeles Board of Education to retain Supt. John Deasy, hoping to head off potential action by a board majority that is unhappy with him. LA Times

Community colleges can offer bachelor’s
More than a dozen community colleges will be able to offer bachelor’s degrees in the next few years under newly signed legislation that opens the door to a shift in the state’s higher education landscape. Edsource

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