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LA School Report | August 12, 2014

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Brown administration opposes $9-billion schools bond
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration came out Monday against a $9-billion school-facilities bond proposed by California lawmakers for the November statewide ballot. LA Times

Friday deadline for California school district spending plans
As part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s new school funding scheme, districts will get at least a 7 percent increase – but they had to submit a plan to county education officials on how they’ll spend it to help disadvantaged kids. KPCC

LAUSD kids head back to school
Aided by a funding boost and faced with new academic standards, Los Angeles Unified educators and students are embarked on a new school year today. LA Daily News

Twin Rivers applies LCFF mandate to engage community
Building on a year of positive change, Twin Rivers Superintendent Steve Martinez has set the bar higher for 2014-15 with a new program aimed at promoting student success though engagement. S&I Cabinet Report

Track truancy, but monitor outcomes as well
Editorial: School truancy rates likely are not atop the list of public scourges that most Californians expect their state’s top prosecutor to battle. Yet it’s exactly the kind of fight Attorney General Kamala D. Harris says is needed to make California a safer and more prosperous state. LA Daily News

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