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LA School Report | July 30, 2014

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New dispute opens over LCAP reporting mandate
A festering dispute over how much freedom local officials should have over education spending has reignited, pitting school managers against advocates for low-income families and some key members of the Legislature. S&I Cabinet Report

Bilingual education could make a comeback
After nearly two decades, bilingual education in California could stage a resurgence if the state Senate approves a bill in August that would put the issue on the ballot in November 2016. Edsource

California Attorney General Kamala Harris champions school truancy bills
California’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Kamala Harris, explained her plans to curb crime by clamping down on school truancy Tuesday in an interview with the editorial board of the Los Angeles News Group, which includes the Daily News. LA Daily News

Lawsuit sets off healthy questions about California kids’ phys ed
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