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LA School Report | June 22, 2015

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Nearly 14 percent of LAUSD students in special education programs
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California vocational education in danger
Career technical education is once again in peril in California. Fresno Bee

The deplorable way LAUSD is treating the world’s most famous teacher
Commentary: I consider Rafe Esquith of the Hobart Boulevard Elementary School in Los Angeles to be the best classroom teacher in the country. Washington Post

State to spend a half billion dollars to promote ‘teacher effectiveness’
The funds, which will be set aside as a block grant, will flow to each of California’s nearly 1,000 districts. Ed Source

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California Woman Goes from Teen Mom to Harvard
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