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LA School Report | February 8, 2016

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Under the leaking roofs of Los Angeles Unified schools
Every time El Niño dumps rain on the city, dozens of LA Unified schools feel the impact of old architecture and outdated roofs.
Los Angeles Times, by Sonali Kohli

How two San Fernando Valley schools have kept learning after an epic gas leak
After LA Unified took the unprecedented step of temporarily closing two of its schools because of the Porter Ranch gas leak, the campuses have settled into their new routines.
Los Angeles Daily News, by David Montero

Legislative Analyst endorses parental choice program
Forty-seven California school districts have opened their doors to students outside their borders, under a little-used program set to expire next year.
EdSource, by John Fensterwald

Academic decathlon Super Quiz is a sport unto itself — with the fans to prove it
LA Unified schools completed the annual decathlon Saturday with the game show-style Super Quiz event at the Roybal Learning Center downtown.
Los Angeles Times, by Sonali Kohli

Room to improve school services for LGBT students
Even with all of the progress made in recent years to improve educational services for LGBT students, their well-being is still at risk in many schools.
Cabinet Report, by Alisha Kirby

As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing
There were more than 630,000 immigrant students nationwide in the 2013-2014 school year, according to the latest federal education data available.
Washington Post, by Emma Brown

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