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LA School Report | April 28, 2015

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Texas English teacher named national teacher of the year
Shanna Peeples works with students facing poverty and traumas related to their immigration to the United States. Huffington Post

Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math
Asking questions of data is the aim of a class being offered at 10 Los Angeles Unified School District high schools this year. Los Angeles Times

How L.A. Works: School Lunches
The National School Lunch Act was passed in 1946 after an alarming number of World War II draftees turned up too malnourished to serve. Los Angeles Magazine

LAUSD officials unhappy with teen idol Justin Bieber crashing prom
“His entourage pushed past the school’s security to gain access to the dance floor,” said a spokesman for LA Unified. International Business Times

Leaders for teachers union try to stop LAUSD from laying off educators
The teachers union Monday rallied in support of 609 educators whose jobs would be eliminated. Los Angeles Daily News

Attendance rates set to become federal benchmark
Attendance rates would become one of three measures used by federal officials to gauge school performance in California. SI&A Cabinet Report

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