Morning Read: Deasy Pushes Prop 30
Hillel Aron | September 14, 2012
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LAUSD Superintendent: “If You Don’t Like the Results, Fire Me” NBC: Less than two months from a crucial statewide vote on two propositions that would funnel more money into schools, Deasy made a push. “We’re talking about not being able to complete the school year if this fails in November,” Deasy said.
Georgia team meets with LA officials to reform school discipline KPCC: Los Angeles school, law enforcement and county officials are meeting Thursday with a team from an Atlanta suburb that pioneered methods to reduce on-campus arrests. They hope to create a similar, more holistic system to deal with misbehaving students.
Tamar Galatzan: Outsiders’ protest lacks health knowledge of LAUSD schools Daily News: An editorial by the school board member denounces a June protest against a Planned Parenthood health clinic at Roosevelt High.
African American School Girl Sent Home Over Skin-Tone Tights? LAUSD Defends Itself LA Weekly: A district official tells the Weekly that tights are, in fact, banned under district policy. A letter was subsequently sent to the girl’s mother explaining that dress code, which includes the rule that “no tights shall be worn alone.”
Inglewood Unified cuts employee pay 15 percent to avoid bankruptcy KPCC: The district’s solvency hangs in the balance. Inglewood Unified may run out of money to meet its expenses as soon as March.
UC to pay settlement in Davis pepper spray case LA Times: The University of California will pay damages to the UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, officials said Thursday.
Computers to play larger role in statewide assessments SI&A Cabinet Report: The state is moving closer to unveiling its plan for transitioning to a new student assessment system that will require potentially expensive improvements to school technology infrastructure.