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LA School Report | September 1, 2015

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Prosecutors probe L.A. Unified’s food services for possible violations
The Office of the Inspector General found mismanagement, inappropriate spending and ethical breaches in LA Unified’s meal operation. Los Angeles Times

Fresno Unified’s legal tangles with no-bid contracts puts CA districts on alert
LA Unified – which voiced support for Fresno Unified, saying it has spent billions on leaseback contracts – has backed off of leaseback agreements. Fresno Bee

Report: Low-income, black, disabled students miss school more often
The report came out the same week that the State Board of Education is about to consider making attendance rates a key part of its accountability system. EdSource

Some kids with learning disabilities find real life better than school
That was a surprising result from a survey asking students what mattered most in preparing for jobs and college. Seattle Times

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
It will not be possible to compare student performance across a majority of states, one of Common Core’s fundamental goals. Associated Press

The fight over Dyett High School
Chicago Public Schools has opened a request for proposals for the school to be reinvented, but a coalition of activists have gone on a hunger strike. WTTW

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