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LA School Report | May 28, 2013

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Popular Principal’s Dismissal Leaves a South L.A. School Divided
Irma Cobian was highly regarded at Weigand Avenue Elementary in Watts. But under California’s 2010 trigger law, she was ousted last week. ‘It devastated our morale,’ one teacher said. LA Times

‘Miracle’ L.A. School Board Triumph
‘Fifth-grade teacher’ was underdog candidate Monica Ratliff’s ballot designation. It resonated with voters, who propelled the 43-year-old to victory over heavily favored Antonio Sanchez. LA Times

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California Releases Annual School Rankings Based on API Scores
For the most part, the standing of individual schools here demonstrated little change from a year ago, but there was a handful of significant jumps in directions both good and bad. Daily News

Arleta High Sets the Gold Standard in LAUSD With 92% Graduation Rate
Strict, supportive campus environment deemed a key to student success Daily News

Do Charter Schools Work?
Yes, but not always and not for everyone. Slate

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