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LA School Report | September 10, 2014

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Early technology plans called for training on Pearson software
The Los Angeles Unified School District’s early technology expansion plan called for all teachers to be trained on textbook publisher Pearson’s iPad educational software, according to a document obtained by KPCC. KPCC

MiSiS computer mess could impact college applications
Concerned that high school seniors could miss college application deadlines if the school district’s stumbling computer system isn’t fixed, Los Angeles Unified School board members asked staff Tuesday about backup plans. LA Daily News

County approves LA Unified’s accountability plan
After seeking clarification from the Los Angeles Unified School District about how it calculated the funds it said it was spending on low-income students, English learners and foster children, the Los Angeles County Office of Education has approved the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan. EdSource

It’s time to do accountability right – and yes, we know how
Opinion: Using standardized tests as the sole measure of educational performance is a bit like using a measuring tape to calculate weight. You’ll get a number, all right, but it will have limited meaning. S&I Cabinet Report

Panorama City school first to clean up neighborhoods around campuses
Walking to class at Vista Middle School in Panorama City, kids cross over the Pacoima wash — a littered and foul-smelling channel that has become the first battlefront in Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s plan to create a safer environment for children. LA Daily News

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