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LA School Report | October 27, 2015

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LA Unified board will consider outside superintendent search committee
A group of civic leaders has pressed the school board repeatedly on the issue.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume

LAUSD’s building program transforming neighborhoods
An ambitious construction program by L.A.’s Unified School District has dramatically altered the look of several of the city’s neighborhoods in recent years.
LAist, by Danny Jensen

Mother ‘livid’ after ill 5-year-old son left alone outside Pacoima school
Erika Maldonado says that while the principal of Sara Coughlin Elementary School apologized, it isn’t enough.
CBS Los Angeles

California is ahead of President Obama in reducing testing in schools
In recent days, both President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have called for reducing the standardized tests children have to take.
EdSource, by Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald

Joint development plan would bring housing for school staff
A long-term land-use contract designed to bring affordable housing for San Diego Unified School District staff is set to come before the state education board.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran

Video shows police officer throwing student across classroom
The video, which spread quickly on social media Monday afternoon, was taken earlier Monday inside Richland County’s Spring Valley High.
Washington Post, by Emma Brown and Elahe Izadi

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