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Morning Read: So Long, Year-Round Tracks

Hillel Aron | August 30, 2012

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The happy end to the year-round tracks at LA Unified schools Daily News: An op-ed by Hector Villagra, executive director of ACLU of Southern California, celebrates the end of year-round tracks at LAUSD.

Senate backs eliminating BIP mandate; online learning, math adoption move ahead SI&A Cabinet Report: In a cost-cutting move that has near unanimous opposition from schools, a majority in the state Senate moved Wednesday to back a plan to eliminate most state funding tied to school management behavior issues of special education students.

100-Year-Old Driver Plows Into School Crowd AP:  A 100-year-old man backed his car on to a sidewalk and hit 11 people, including nine children, across from an elementary school in South Los Angeles just after classes had ended Wednesday, authorities said.

Lawmakers approve bailout loan for Inglewood Unified SI&A Cabinet Report: Sen. Roderick Wright’s SB 533 authorizes a loan of up to $55 million and requires Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, in consultation with the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, to appoint an administrator to run the district.

After a Year Teaching High School, Tony Danza Says We Owe Educators an Apology GOOD: During the 2009-2010 school year the actor ditched Hollywood for a gig teaching tenth grade English at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. Now Danza’s written a book about the experience.

Crystal Brown: Fighting For An Excellent Teacher Huffington Post:  Yesterday, my worlds collided and the resulting flash of light has allowed me to see — with absolute clarity — why I am fighting so darned hard to improve the public education system in California.

Even Super-PACers Don’t Like Super-PACS, But Prop. 32 Won’t Stop Them  CTA Blog: Proposition 32 will do nothing to rein in Super-PACs or limit the contributions of a range of business entities, including limited liability corporations (LLCs), real estate trusts, and other wealthy special interests.

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