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Morning Read: Greuel Endorses Sanchez, Garcetti Undecided

LA School Report | May 8, 2013

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Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel Talk Education in Radio Mayoral Debate The candidates were asked to name who they are supporting in the LAUSD District 6 school board race in the eastern San Fernando Valley. Greuel said she is backing Antonio Sanchez over Monica Ratliff. Garcetti said he had only met with one of the candidates. Daily News

LA Mayoral Candidates Support Making Teacher Evaluations Public Greuel said “yes” in response to the same question, and gave Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy credit for looking at evaluations at all levels of the school system, including principals. LA Times

Berkeley Accelerating Access to Course Materials for Disabled Students As part of a settlement with Disability Rights Advocates, UC Berkeley will provide disabled students with more timely access to printed materials in alternative formats such as Braille, large print and audio. LA Times

L.A. Unified Knew of Alleged Teacher Abuse 3 Years before Arrest Los Angeles school district officials knew of sexual misconduct allegations in 2009 against a teacher at a Wilmington campus who was arrested more than three years later, the district’s top administrator confirmed Tuesday. LA Times

Intrigued by Immersion Schools?  Los Angeles County leads the state in the number of schools that offer bilingual education starting in kindergarten. KPCC

Many Charter Schools to Begin Offering Transitional Kindergarten in fall 2013 After a year’s delay, many charter schools will begin offering transitional kindergarten classes in the fall. There had been some disagreement with the California Department of Education over whether charters were required to offer the new program for children who turn five in the first few months of the school year. EdSource Daily

San Pedro High Throws Surprise Party for Exceptional Teacher San Pedro High School English teacher David Crowley was going about his business Monday morning when he was told there was a distraught student in the multipurpose room who badly needed his counsel. Daily Breeze

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