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Morning Read: Granada Hills an Academic Decathlon powerhouse

LA School Report | April 17, 2015



Granada Hills Academic Decathlon team has championship in its sights
In the last five years, Granada Hills students have won 11 out of a possible 14 city, state and national titles. Los Angeles Times


Senate OKs bill barring sexual consent of minors as defense
It comes after LA Unified Unified successfully argued last year that a 14-year-old girl who had sex with a male teacher shared responsibility. Fresno Bee


Former South Bay schools chief fired after pay scandal sues district
Jose A. Fernandez alleged that the Centinela district had suspended, then fired, him last year without following the proper steps. Los Angeles Times


Advocates press Sacramento on arts funding
Advocates are seeking more money for arts education in public schools, citing a new report that shows impact of arts on the economy. SI&A Cabinet Report


U.S. Investigates Possible Misconduct in Chicago Public Schools
Local news media outlets, citing anonymous sources, reported that the investigation related to a no-bid contract that was awarded. New York Times


Talks cool between Los Angeles Unified, teachers union
In a sign contentious talks have cooled, the teachers union and Los Angeles Unified on Wednesday agreed to meet again this week. LA Daily News

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