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Morning Read: Man wins $25,000 for voting in LAUSD board election

LA School Report | July 20, 2015



Voter in L.A. school board race wins $25,000 for casting a ballot
An experiment in boosting chronic low-turnout local elections ended Friday when Rojas, a 35-year-old security guard, received a check. Los Angeles Times


Commentary: LAUSD still persecuting one of the nation’s best teachers
Esquith is being treated like a Wall Street cheat. Washington Post


Homeless students get new attention in school accountability plans
School districts must spell out how they will help the state’s 310,000 homeless students and make goals for their progress. ED Source


Senate ESEA rewrite fits Brown’s ed agenda
The surprisingly bipartisan rewrite of ESEA would remove a lot of uncertainty surrounding key policy work undertaken by Gov. Jerry Brown. SI&A Cabinet Report


LAUSD audit allegations still under internal review
In November, the inspector general’s investigation unit was called-in to begin reviewing allegations that could rise to criminal activity. Los Angeles Daily News


Saving the last links to Native American culture
Preserving a record of California’s indigenous culture is at the heart of a new law that creates a specialized teaching credential for American Indian culture. SI&A Cabinet Report

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