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Morning Read: LAUSD wasting $100,000 of food daily

LA School Report | April 2, 2014



Solutions sought to reduce food waste at schools
And so it goes on hundreds of campuses in Los Angeles Unified, the nation’s second-largest school system, which serves 650,000 meals a day. Students throw out at least $100,000 worth of food a day — and probably far more, according to estimates by David Binkle, the district’s food services director. LA Times


LAUSD investigates as Sunny Brae Elementary principal is removed 
Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary Principal Jeff Hum was removed amid allegations of misconduct, LAUSD spokesman Thomas Waldman said. Waldman didn’t outline when or why Hum was dismissed. A press release from United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing more than 30,000 teachers and other education workers, indicated Hum was removed from his post in late February. LA Daily News


U.S. teens better problem solvers than expected in latest international test
Compared with their peers in developed nations, American 15-year olds are slightly above average problem solvers, but not as good as students from Asian nations who regularly shellac them in math, reading and science tests, according to the results of a new international assessment released today. EdSource


Bill aims to boost Growth of high-quality charter schools

States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools—and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education—under a rare, bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the panel. EdWeek


California kids’ access to health, education impacted by race
California’s African American, Latino, and American Indian children lag far behind white and Asian children in access to health and education opportunities, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, based in Baltimore. Stockton Record

 

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