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Morning Read: Meet the East Valley Candidates

Samantha Oltman | February 1, 2013

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Meet the Candidates: LAUSD School Board District 6, East Valley
The next person to represent District 6, which includes schools in areas such as San Fernando, Pacoima, Panorama City and Sun Valley, will hold the position during a critical period. I Am San Fernando Blog
See also: LA School Report

New System Allows More Students to Get College Cal Grants
For some high school seniors, applying to college is stressful enough. An added layer of having to search for their grade point average and Social Security number was enough for thousands not to bother seeking financial aid.  Now, Los Angeles Unified School District students can breathe a little easier. LA Times

L.A. Unified Students Face Off in Healthful Cooking Contest
Teams from six high schools whip up balanced meals following rules on calories, fat, sodium and simplicity. The winners advance to the national level, and their creations will join the district menu. LA Times
See also: LA Daily News

L.A. School District Sued Over Sexual Abuse of Students
The Los Angeles Unified School District was sued for failing to prevent the alleged sexual abuse of students by an elementary school teacher who was arrested last year. Bloomberg

As Other States Seek to Increase Preschool Budget, California Stays Flat
Starting at the White House and kindling in governors’ offices nationwide, there’s a move underfoot to increase access to early childhood education programs. Except in California. KPCC

Ex-LAUSD Teacher Charged With Additional Molestation Felony
A former Los Angeles Unified schoolteacher has been charged with an additional felony in connection with the alleged molestation of a child in Orange County eight years ago. LA Times
See also: KPCC

Los Angeles River School Students Map Elysian Valley
Last Friday, as part of our Youth Voices media literacy program, students from the Los Angeles River School, a member of the Sotomayor Learning Academy, embarked on a field trip to nearby Elysian Valley, a neighborhood that many of the students call home. KCET

New Name Sought for Arts High School
What’s in a name? In the case of the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts on Grand Avenue, a lot.  A group of parents and students have launched a campaign to rename the school before graduation in the spring. LA Downtown News

Poll: Counselors Are More Important for School Safety Than Police Officers
To improve school safety, Californians overwhelmingly believe that having guidance counselors in every school would be more effective than deploying armed police officers. EdSource

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