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Alexander Russo | March 18, 2013

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Some See Adult-School Funding Shift as Disastrous
The Los Angeles Unified School District cut its adult program by about 75% in the last two years, but Supt. John Deasy has recommended maintaining the current $100 million budget next year, said Michael Romero, executive director of district’s division. LA Times

At Academic Decathlon, El Rancho High Keeps Eyes on Many Prizes
The Pico Rivera school has reached the state level for the fifth year in a row. The students face stiff competition, but even if they don’t advance, they know they’re winners. LA Times

Granada Hills Three-Peats as California Academic Decathlon Champ
Granada Hills Charter won its third consecutive California Academic Decathlon title on Sunday, giving the nine-member team the chance to try for a three-peat as defending U.S. champions. LA Daily News

California Cities, Counties Find Funds to Hire Capitol Lobbyists
Local governments contend the money they pay for influence in Sacramento is worth it. The sum dwarfs the lobbying bills of the largest unions, big oil companies and other energy interests combined. LA TImes

Let’s Shelve the CSTs so the Real Work can Begin
We should grant ourselves a waiver—if not from giving the old tests, then from caring so much about them. EdSource Today (commentary)

School Choice News for March
Zone of Choice applications are due March 18th. SAS (School for Advanced Studies) the due date window is April 1st through 30th.  Hope Change Choice

School Funding Needs Transparency
Try to figure out how much money is going to public schools in your city and what it’s being spent on. If you’re an average parent or taxpayer, you’re not going to figure it out. SF Gate (Michelle Rhee oped)

In Colorado, a Legal Dispute Over Transgender Rights
A legal dispute over the right to use a school bathroom is unfolding in Colorado as other states seek to clarify their policies relating to transgender students. New York Times

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