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Samantha Oltman | December 13, 2012

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New Policy for Young Immigrants Creates Paperwork Deluge
Lydia Ramos, assistant to Superintendent John Deasy, says the system has the largest DACA-eligible population in the country. School officials knew the paperwork demands would take a toll at the individual school level, she says, particularly “in an environment where, in California, our schools have been ravaged by the budget cuts over the last four years.” NPR

Former San Gabriel Student Hosts Bullying Prevention Day
Schools throughout the Los Angeles region Wednesday observed 12 seconds of silence to commemorate the Bullying Prevention Day, created by former San Gabriel Unified School District student Gerry Orz. LA Daily News

Parents Challenge Crenshaw High Shake-Up
Los Angeles school district officials received a frequently skeptical and occasionally hostile reception Tuesday night when they met with parents and others to explain their plans to restructure low-performing Crenshaw High School. LA Times

Last of the School Construction Money Going Out
The board that approves state construction funding for California schools on Wednesday issued the bulk of its remaining cash to 90 districts, effectively ending for now the pool of money set aside to match local contributions. SI&A Cabinet Report

Perfection: Cleveland High Student, Schuyler Ross, One of Five in the World to Ace AP Biology Test
A Van Nuys teen was one of only five students in the world to score a perfect 150 on the college-level exam, which he took as a sophomore in his school’s humanities magnet. LA Daily News

County School Board Hears Einstein Charter Proposal
Los Angeles County Office of Education board members heard about 30 minutes of discussion Tuesday at a public hearing that provided Einstein Academy for the Letters, Arts and Sciences another chance to petition for a kindergarten-through-sixth-grade charter school in Santa Clarita. SCV News

Ed. Department Focus on English-Learners Seen Waning
As the number of English learners continues to grow faster than that of any other group in the nation’s public schools, concerns are mounting that the distinctive needs of those students and the educators who work with them are receiving diminishing attention from the U.S. Department of Education. EdWeek

Ex-Gang Member Says He Survived Shooting to Make a Difference in Kids’ Lives
Shot in the chest and arm by a gang member wielding a .45, Steve Martinez figures he should have died on the street near San Fernando High School. LA Daily News

New CTE Standards Reflect Fast-Moving Tech Changes, Higher Academic Goals
After almost two years of work, state officials have completed proposed revisions of the Career Technical Education curriculum standards encompassing the addition of several new pathways including game design and integration. SI&A Cabinet Report

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