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LA School Report | February 4, 2015

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L.A. teachers union call in national leader to rally members
United Teachers Los Angeles has called in the president of its national affiliate to help rally members behind contract demands that could lead to the first strike in 25 years. Los Angeles Daily News

State pushing for exemption from NCLB test score requirement
For the second straight year, California will ask the federal government to exempt it from using scores on the new assessments that students will take this spring. Ed Source

LAUSD superintendent calls for check on large classes
LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines sent school administrators new data that show many middle school and high school classes have over 45 students. KPCC

Legislators to propose changes to California’s vaccination requirement
Two state senators are expected to announce legislation Wednesday to change the current immunization requirements in schools. Los Angeles Daily News

Got P.E.? Settlement Says Schools Must Prove They Provide It
A lawsuit will force elementary schools to prove they are providing at least the minimum amount of physical education required by state law. San Francisco Public Press

API should be replaced, state committee recommends
A state advisory committee is recommending moving away from the API. Ed Source

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