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Morning Read: State Officials Reach School Budget Deal

LA School Report | June 11, 2013

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Brown, Top Lawmakers Raise Base Funding in Finance Formula
In a nod to suburban districts that argued they would be shortchanged, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders negotiated a new version of Brown’s plan for school finance reform that will increase the base funding level for all students and lower the extra dollars for some high-needs students. EdSource
See also: Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee, Mercury News

Where South LA Kids Can Get a Free Lunch When School’s Out This Summer
School’s out for many K-12 students in South L.A., which means they may also be out of a free meal. With almost 80 percent of Los Angeles Unified School District students qualifying for free or reduced price meals, the summer can leave a hole in their daily diet. KPCC

Threatening Graffiti Found on Walls of Reseda School
Graffiti reading “Kill Obama” and “Kill LAPD” was found along with several swastikas on the walls of Diane S. Leichman High School at 19034 Gault St. KTLA

Two LAUSD Seniors Win New Cars for Perfect Attendance
Graduating senior Vanessa Umana expected to leave last Friday’s commencement ceremony at Francis Polytechnic High School with a diploma, a few photos and some wonderful memories. LA Daily News

Students Found With Guns at School on Rise
According to the latest report about the Gun-Free Schools Act, there was a 10 percent increase in the number of guns found on students from the 2008-09 school year to the 2010-11 school year. EdWeek

Bridging the Male Education Gap
Opinion: The reality is that the slowdown in U.S. educational gains is predominantly a male affair, and one that drags down the overall competitiveness of our workforce and workers’ ability to land (or create) good jobs. LA Times

Study: Even for Drop-Outs, College Pays
A new study argues that the investment in even a partial college education is still worth it, amounting to average earnings of $100,000 more over a lifetime than for those who merely finish high school. Associated Press

A college and a Community Mourn Their Losses
Jane Walle was among the hundreds of people who gathered Monday night outside the Santa Monica College library to remember the victims of last week’s shooting rampage that shook this seaside city. LA Times

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