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LA School Report | August 7, 2014

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LAUSD to launch new records system despite glitches, lack of training
Los Angeles Unified will push ahead with plans to launch a new computer system when classes start Tuesday, despite educators’ concerns that glitches and a lack of training will leave some students without class schedules and cause other problems that could plague the school year. LA Daily News

L.A. teachers union says district wants it to pick pay or class size
Concluding a second round of contract talks Wednesday, teachers union leaders released a statement claiming Los Angeles Unified administrators were attempting to pit the community and parents against educators. LA Daily News

After school arts tries to fill a void, but is it enough?
Despite a requirement in the state’s education code which requires that students have school day access to four different art forms (dance, visual arts, music and theater) each year from 1st through twelfth grade, L.A. Unified doesn’t make the grade. KPCC

Report urges schools to lead civics comeback
A new report designed to restore civics curriculum in all K-12 classrooms aligns research-based outcomes from the study of responsible citizenship with eight state education priorities, and urges school leaders to pilot the subject’s return now rather than wait for the bureaucratic process of a standards update. S&I Cabinet Report

LAO review reveals more good budget news
With the dust settling on this summer’s budget agreement and work complete on related trailer bills, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst issued this week its most thorough review to date on exactly what was done. S&I Cabinet Report

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