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Morning Read: LAUSD to Take Over Crenshaw High

Samantha Oltman | January 16, 2013

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L.A. Unified to Overhaul Struggling Crenshaw High
Calling Crenshaw the worst in L.A. Unified, Supt. John Deasy gets the green light to turn the landmark campus into three magnet schools. LA Times
See also: KPCC, KCAL, LA School Report

24th Street Elementary School the Target of New Parent Petition
Parents at an underperforming Los Angeles elementary school are seeking to wrest control from the nation’s second-largest school system a week after parents in a rural California community made history by taking over a failing school there. Reuters
See also: LA Weekly, LA School Report

Hebrew-English Charter School in Van Nuys Approved by LAUSD
A proposed Hebrew-English charter school in Van Nuys won the approval Tuesday of the LAUSD board, which also OK’d the renewal of two landmark charters and the conditional approval of a third. LA Daily News

Funding Schools Fairly
Gov. Jerry Brown will have to tread carefully if he wants his proposal for revamping education funding both to be fair and to work for the ultimate good of the schools. LA Times Editorial

Arne Duncan Eyes NCLB Waiver for Handful of Calif. Districts
The U.S. Department of Education is giving serious consideration to offering a special, district-level waiver from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act to just a handful of districts in California. EdWeek

L.A. County Supervisors Defer Vote on Storm Water Cleanup Fee
The Los Angeles Unified School District submitted a protest, as did a number of the county’s smaller school districts. LA Times

Budget Dustup Looms Over Prop. 39 Energy Money as Part of School Guarantee
The non-partisan Legislative Analyst raised strong objections Monday to the Brown administration’s plan to build into the state’s constitutional guarantee for schools $450 million in money earmarked for energy efficiency projects. SI&A Cabinet Report

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