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Morning Read: LAUSD Responds to Child Abuse Audit

Samantha Oltman | November 30, 2012

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LAUSD Slow to Report on Teacher Misconduct
Los Angeles school officials failed to promptly report nearly 150 cases of suspected teacher misconduct — including allegations of sexual contact with students — to state authorities as required by law, an audit released Thursday concluded. LA Times
See also: LA Daily News, KPCC

Teacher Says District Has Gone Too Far
Responding to a state audit that found delays in L.A. Unified School District’s reporting of allegations of child abuse, Superintendent John Deasy said he has already improved the district’s reporting and investigation procedures. KPCC

Abuse Records Don’t Follow Some School Workers
California teachers who lose their jobs for misconduct against students lose their licenses to teach, but the state has no similar process for the other 289,000 school employees who are fired or forced to resign due to child abuse. EdSource

LA Unified Building 15 Large Campus Clinics for Students, Public
L.A. Unified cut the ribbon Thursday on the latest of 15 on-campus clinics that’ll offer dental, mental, and sexual health services to the school’s students and neighbors. KPCC

Cornerstones of Federal Compliance Called Barriers to Innovation
For years, careful school administrators have been fearful of violating the federal government’s three major compliance mandates – supplement-not-supplant, comparability and maintenance of effort. SI&A Cabinet Report

The Good and Bad of Changes Coming to Crenshaw High
The pitched battle for the future of Crenshaw High School, one of the last heavily black schools in LAUSD, is both heartening and troubling. KCET Op-Ed

It Is Time for the LAUSD to Create a Trade-Tech Diploma
In recent years the LAUSD has focused its curriculum almost entirely on preparing students for college. While attempting to prepare every student for college is certainly an admirable and understandable goal, it is not a realistic one. Huffington Post Opinion

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