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Morning Read: Prop. 30 Afterglow

Hillel Aron | November 8, 2012

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LAUSD Looks to Restore Some Staff, Programs With Prop. 30 Revenue
The passage of Prop. 30 means the district may be able to cancel some of the 10 unpaid furlough days facing teachers and other district employees, he said. Moving forward, some of the thousands of lost jobs may be restored. Daily News

L.A. Teachers Union Calls for Restoring Full School Year
“We recognize that Proposition 30 will not fix all our schools’ fiscal problems, but it is a tremendous step that is expected to cancel teacher furlough days and bring back the 180-day school year,” said Warren Fletcher, president of United Teachers Los Angeles on Wednesday. LA Times

Ed Advocates Foresee New Era With Supermajority
Many education advocates were giddy when they awoke Wednesday. Not only had Proposition 30 passed, with its promise of nearly $7 billion in new funding for schools and community colleges, but in an unexpected outcome, Democrats won supermajorities, two-thirds of the seats in both the State Assembly and Senate. Ed Source

Young Voters, Democrats, Latinos and L.A. County Pushed Prop. 30 to Victory
On Wednesday, political experts said turnout was key to the success of Prop. 30, with Democrats, Latinos and young people who turned out to re-elect President Barack Obama also voting to increase the state’s sales tax and the income tax on the wealthy. Daily News

Passage of Prop. 30 Hailed by Educators
For public school districts, the measure’s success was mostly about escaping another wave of severe budget cuts, including teacher layoffs, curtailed instructional time and larger classes. But for higher education, the measure is expected to reap immediate positive benefits. LA Times

Prop 30 Passed – So Now Where’s the Money?
For K-12 schools, not much may change in the short term because most districts assembled their budgets assuming that Prop 30 would pass. KPCC

SBE Approves Common Core Materials, New English Learners Standards
The California State Board of Education on Wednesday adopted a much anticipated set of new standards in reading and language arts for English learners, and approved a list of supplemental instructional materials aligned to common core standards in English and mathematics. SI&A Cabinet Report

To Make Blended Learning Work, Teachers Try Different Tactics
For many schools, finding a way to integrate the use of technology in a traditional setting — teacher-centered classrooms — is proving to be a challenge.  KQED / Mindshift

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