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LA School Report | September 29, 2014

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L.A. County education officials seek to revoke group’s charter
The Los Angeles County Board of Education has notified a South LA charter school organization that it intends to revoke its charter after a state audit found that administrators funneled millions in state funds to the schools’ founder and former director. LA Times

Schools challenged by mandate to support homeless students
Nearly 300,000 children in California—more than in any other state— are homeless, or live in cars, garages or crammed into single rooms with their entire families. More than half of those children are younger than 10 years old. California Health Report

New law limits student discipline measure
Fewer than 11,000 of California’s 6.2 million students will likely be affected each year by a new law that limits the use of “willful defiance” as a reason to expel or suspend students. EdSource

Adding a civics lesson to Nov. 4 election events
With a general election on the horizon, top voter and education officials are urging public school administrators to use the event as a teachable civics moment for their students. S&I Cabinet Report

Diversity in preschools: Does teacher race or quality matter more?
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Eric Gavica’s roots trace back to Sonora, Mexico, where his grandfather served as “Jefe Pluma Blanca de los Indios Yaquis, an Indian chief.” KPCC

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