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LA School Report | May 29, 2013

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Nine Districts Resubmit ‘Stronger’ Application For NCLB Waiver
If approved, the application by members of the umbrella organization California Office to Reform Education, or CORE, would be a first. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has approved waivers for 37 states with eight more states under review. Ed Source

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Sequester Cuts Hit Monrovia Head Start Program, Others Soon to Follow
Head Start programs in California receive $900 million annually to serve 110,000 Californians. Rick Mockler, executive director of the California Head Start Association, estimates 7,000 slots will be lost due to sequestration. KPCC

California Assembly, Senate Outline Divergent Budget Plans
Also at stake in the discussions will be Brown’s hope to redistribute school funds by sending more to districts with higher numbers of poor students and English learners. Senate Democrats have not budged from their opposition to that plan, advancing a proposal to spread new money more widely across the state instead. Assembly Democrats have signaled that they are open to a compromise between the two. LA Times

Inglewood Schools Once Again Face Financial Uncertainty
A state review has found that the 14,000-student district will end the current school year with a $17.7-million deficit. Without scaling back, the district will exhaust the remainder of the $55-million loan and other funds next year and will be unable to fund the school year in fall 2014. LA Times

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