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LA School Report | October 3, 2014

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State introduces tools for school change
With districts working this fall to put into action their first locally created school accountability plans, the California Department of Education rolled out a new online resource center on Thursday designed to help schools change. EdSource

Steps Weighed on Method for Flagging Bias in Spec. Ed.
Federal officials face sharply polarized opinions among advocates and educators as they consider creating a bright line for states to use in deciding whether minorities are being overidentified for special education services. Edweek

Racial gap in education puts drag on economy
Hiding in the shadows of Silicon Valley’s successful startups lies a paradox. Major tech companies need skilled workers that they can’t find in California and outsource talent from overseas for highly paid workers. California Economic Summit

Child care costs eating close to 40 percent of single-income family budget
For many single parents, this comes as no surprise: rising costs and stagnating incomes have made child care the biggest expense for a family of three. KPCC

State may be forced to intervene in Jefferson High scheduling issues
Civil rights organizations asked a judge Thursday to order the state Education Department to remedy problems at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles. LA TImes

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