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Morning Read: Revised bill may hurt kindergarten enrollment

Aaron Stella | June 11, 2014

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Eligibility for transitional kindergarten threatened under revised bill
Nearly half of California’s currently eligible 4-year-olds would lose their eligibility to enroll in transitional kindergarten in 2015 if a bill that passed the Senate last week gets the governor’s approval. The bill would expand transitional kindergarten, a program for children who turn 5 in the first few months of the school year, but not as much as he’d proposed earlier this year. EdSource

Upswing in revenues means summer school back in session
One of the state’s many programmatic victims from the recent financial crisis, K-12 summer school programs, appear to be making a comeback thanks to a rosier budget picture and a new education funding formula that directs more money to the students who would benefit most from the added learning time. S&I Cabinet Report

L.A. Unified’s Deasy applauds Vergara ruling on teacher rules
Commentary: On Tuesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court issued a ruling in Vergara vs. California that could have a profound and positive effect on California’s schools. The court’s decision in favor of nine student plaintiffs is a decisive step toward creating a system that puts the educational rights of California students before other interests. LA Times

LAUSD Family Literacy: A program worth saving
Commentary: Los Angeles Unified School District board member Bennett Kayser laudably says the school district needs to enhance its commitment to early childhood education — to do what it takes to get disadvantaged youngsters to the K-12 starting line on par with their peers. What if we told you that LAUSD already has such a program? LA Daily News

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