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LA School Report | December 9, 2014

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LAUSD students might not be ready for new tests as iPad distribution lags
Los Angeles Unified is rushing to spend $22.2 million to buy iPads and some Chromebooks for students to take new tests. Los Angeles Daily News

High turnover in school district leadership
The state’s largest district is far from the only one in California that is coping with superintendent turnover. Ed Source

L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation
Students in LAUSD will be required for the first time to take ethnic studies classes as part of an effort to encourage stronger cultural understanding. Los Angeles Times

The case for requiring ethnic studies in high school
Commentary: Last month the Los Angeles Unified School District school board decided to require that every high school student take an Ethnic Studies course. The San Francisco school board will vote on a similar proposal today. Cynthia Liu, founder and CEO of K-12 News Network, thinks it’s a good idea. Washington Post

Getting There: Nancy Carlsson-Paige: ‘Dark time’ for education
An interview with public school advocate and mother of actor Matt Damon, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, who has written five books on childhood. Politico

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