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LA School Report | October 30, 2015

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LAUSD ordered to pay $6M to 2 boys molested by Telfair teacher
Two teenage boys were each awarded more than $3 million Thursday from Los Angeles Unified as compensation for being sexually abused in a Pacoima elementary school.

8,000 LAUSD students who failed exit exam eligible for diploma
The students are those who failed the exam but met every other graduation requirement. The district will soon begin notifying eligible students through the mail.
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What gets students motivated to work harder? Not money
Giving kids cash for grades and scores hasn’t proved straightforward either. So maybe the answer isn’t monetary.
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Op-Ed: Educators, not cops, should handle discipline in class
If we keep outsourcing disciplinary problems to cops, we’re as culpable as they are for their excesses.
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First all-girl public school to open on LA High campus
The Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) is now accepting applications for incoming sixth and ninth grade students for its inaugural 2016-2017 school-year.
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Study shows that going green can make a real difference for companies
A technical report from the Los Angeles Unified School District showed that a 1% reduction in energy costs would allow them to hire up to 25 new teachers.
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