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L.A. Unified will investigate food-service contracts at PUC charters
The findings of a state investigation into PUC Schools showed an alleged conflict of interest in the awarding of millions of dollars in food contracts. Los Angeles Times

Commentary: LA Unified must recommit to goal of college for all
The goal of college access for all at LAUSD is far from being realized. Ed Source

AltSchool raises $100 million and plans to open more schools
AltSchool, a start-up in San Francisco, has attracted top-tier technology investors. New York Times

LAUSD iPads haunt board incumbents as May runoff approaches
This election marks the first time in 15 years three board members have been forced into a runoff. KPCC

State board again to pursue waiver from No Child Left Behind
The feds started giving state waivers to NCLB in 2011, after a deeply divided Congress could not agree on changes to reauthorize the law. Ed Source

In letter to governor, LAUSD chief wants more money, fewer restrictions 
The chief of California’s largest school district urged Gov. Jerry Brown to spend more money on schools. Los Angeles Daily News

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