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LA School Report | April 19, 2013

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Mayoral Candidates Greuel, Garcetti go Head to Head
Even if it was Greuel who came out with a stronger-sounding defense of “choice” on Thursday night, loudly proclaiming her support for the “parent trigger” law, which allows parents to vote out a school’s administration and bring in a new operator, Garcetti, who has been endorsed by the city’s teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), said he is also in favor of the parent trigger. Jewish Journal

Deasy Addresses his Controversial Administration and the School District’s Future
Since he was hired in 2011, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy has shaken up the 2nd-largest school system in the nation and has thrust himself into the middle of a huge debate over how to fix the ailing school system. KPCC

Artist Shepard Fairey Asks LAUSD Students to Submit Ideas for ‘Arts Matter’ campaign
Contemporary artist Shepard Fairey, best-known for the “Hope” poster of President Barack Obama, wants Los Angeles Unified students to help inspire the work he’ll be creating for the next installment of the LA Fund’s Arts Matter campaign. LA Daily News

Some Course adjustments? Virtually Guaranteed
A reporter joins communal strangers in the emerging universe of massive open online courses, or MOOCs. For this class, there’s no need to hustle for a decent seat or line up at the bookstore. The public health class got ready for its first lecture: Attending were the pharmacist from Pakistan, the psychologist from Brazil, the dietitian from Louisiana, the journalist from Los Angeles — and 4,500 other people. LA Times

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