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LA School Report | July 19, 2013

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House Votes to Shift No Child Left Behind Oversight to States
For the first time in a dozen years, the House of Representatives passed a significant education bill on Friday, rewriting No Child Left Behind, President George W. Bush’s signature law governing how federal funds are spent in public schools. NY Times

LAUSD’s Grumpy Old Man Richard Vladovic Could Squelch Reform
Vladovic’s presidency represents either (a) a move toward moderation or (b) the opening salvo of all-out war against Superintendent John Deasy and a clique of teachers union–backed board members. LA Weekly

LAUSD’s Struggling Arts School
Turmoil at the $232-million Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts threatens to turn it into just a terribly overpriced neighborhood school. LA Times Editorial

Unions Say CORE Waiver Creates ‘Privatized Shadow’ Education System
The nine unions say they don’t like NCLB, and don’t like the CORE waiver plan even more. They say it allows CORE “to establish and operate a privatized ‘shadow’ system of education in California, making students susceptible to market exploitation and profiteering.” Politics K-12

LAUSD Proposes Transformation of Arts Education Program
Five years after Los Angeles Unified’s arts programs were devastated by the recession, district officials want to pump millions of dollars into arts education and integrate dance, music, theater and the visual arts into core academic classes. Daily News

Older Adult and Parent Ed Programs Left Out of Budget Compromise
An effort to narrow adult education’s core mission is being met with resistance from advocates for older adult and parent education programs, which would lose funding under a budget compromise crafted by supporters of adult education and Gov. Jerry Brown. Ed Source

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