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State Audit on How LA Unified Handles Child Abuse Claims
The results of a state audit on how L.A. Unified handles child abuse claims is set to be released Thursday morning. KPCC

California School Districts Face Huge Debt on Risky Bonds
Two hundred school districts across California have borrowed billions of dollars using a costly and risky form of financing that has saddled them with staggering debt, according to a Times analysis. LA Times

Uptick in Charter Renewal Denials as National Group Calls for More
The number of charter schools denied renewal nationwide more than doubled in 2011 to 12 – a jump attributed to closer scrutiny of academic standards. SI&A Cabinet Report

One in Five Charter Schools Is Bad Enough to Close Down
The Chicago-based group’s members — such as the Los Angeles Unified School District and the State University of New York — oversee more than half of the nation’s 5,600 charter schools. SF Chronicle

The “Wimpy” Underside of State Education Funding
Once considered to be one of the nation’s best public school systems, by some accounts, today California ranks 48th in the country—with about $2,500 less per student than the national average. Los Feliz Ledger

Test Results Show Majority of California Students Lack Fitness
Only about one-third of California students are considered physically fit, according to annual test results released by the department of education earlier this month. SI&A Cabinet Report

California Finds Economic Gloom Starting to Lift
After nearly five years of brutal economic decline, government retrenchment and a widespread loss of confidence in its future, California is showing the first signs of a rebound. NYT

LAUSD putting on talent show to showcase employee-entertainers, raise money for after-school programs
Sure, America and even Britain have talent. Turns out, Los Angeles Unified does, too. LA Daily News

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