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LA School Report | June 9, 2015

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Class of 2015 needs more than high school diploma, experts say
The high school diploma — once a ticket to the American middle class — isn’t enough any more, experts say. Los Angeles Daily News

San Marino High student claims teachers failed to report rape allegations
The lawsuit against the San Marino Unified School District in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges gender discrimination and seeks unspecified damages. CBS Local

San Marino teen who ran away because of academic pressure returns home
San Marino police detectives planned to interview Mira about the “circumstances surrounding her absence,” they said. Los Angeles Times

Out of the books in kindergarten, and into the sandbox
Concerned that kindergarten has become overly academic, one school district is introducing a new curriculum in the fall for 5-year-olds. New York Times

How one California school district is dealing with students who don’t live there
How welcoming is too welcoming? Some Berkeley parents wonder if their school district is too nice to outsiders. Hechinger Report

This summer, the cafeteria comes to the kids
About 21 million students nationwide eat free and reduced-price meals, but getting those same kids fed during the summer is a challenge. NPR

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