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LA School Report | June 6, 2013

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LAUSD Offers New Settlement to Miramonte Students
The Los Angeles Unified School District previously reached a settlement with 58 Miramonte Elementary School students and parents of students in a sexual abuse lawsuit in March.  LAUSD offered $17 million Wednesday to settle lawsuits by about 40 students and their families alleging sexual abuse at Miramonte Elementary School. The plaintiffs’ attorney is scoffing at the offer. ABC News

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4 More LAUSD Schools Qualify for Federal Anti-Poverty Money
An LAUSD recount of applications for Title I funding determined that four more schools qualified to receive thousands of dollars in federal anti-poverty money, officials said Wednesday. LA Daily News

Deputy Mayor Joan Sullivan to Head LA Partnership Schools
Today was Joan Sullivan’s last day as Deputy Mayor for Education, and it turns out she won’t be out of work very long. That’s because she’s been tapped to take over for Marshall Tuck as the new CEO of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, which manages 22 schools within LAUSD. LA School Report 

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LAUSD Should Have More Public Meetings: Opinion
The members of the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District need to work harder and be more available to the public. I know this because I am a member of the board. LA Daily News

The Joy of a New School
The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts is well-known as one of the top public arts high schools in the area, but one thing it hasn’t had is a home of its own.  For 28 years the county school has shared classroom space with Cal State L.A. During that time, the school has produced well known alumni such as singer Josh Groban and actress Jenna Elfman. KPCC

California to Receive Largest Share of Proposed Universal Preschool Funds
California is expected to receive the most federal funding of any state in the country under President Obama’s “Preschool For All” proposal. The state will receive $334 million for the first year to pay for the universal preschool program. The money will cover 90 percent of the state’s first year costs. California would have to chip in 10 percent in the first year, about $34 million. KPCC

 Alexander, Senate Republicans Introduce Own NCLB Bill
Earlier this week, Senate Democrats—lead by Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, the chairman of the education committee—introduced their bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act. And now Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and other Republicans have released their vision.  Education Week

Camarillo Associate Principal Accused of Child Molestation, Battery
A Camarillo High School associate principal was expected to appear in court on Thursday on sex crimes charges, police said. David Gallegos, 41, of Camarillo, was arrested on Wednesday and was being held on $30,000 bail, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. KTLA

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