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LA School Report | April 20, 2015

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LAUSD teacher union backs off battle cry, agrees to higher pay raise
UTLA backed away from its demands for additional educators to help students inside crowded classrooms and, instead, collected a higher pay raise. Los Angeles Daily News

Nonprofit hopes $25,000 prize lures L.A. schools’ District 5 voters
A nonprofit voter group says it is going to pay one lucky voter $25,000. Los Angeles Times

Granada Hills Charter High School wins national academic decathlon
Granada Hills Charter High School won the national 2015 Academic Decathlon on Saturday for the fourth time in the last five years. Los Angeles Times

California vaccine legislation spurs legal debate over right to education
Does one student’s right to an education trump another student’s right to stay healthy? San Jose Mercury News

Breakfast in class triggers flap
The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades. Associated Press

Football coach arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting students
Police arresting a 46-year-old volunteer football coach at a Highland Park high school for allegedly sexually assaulting current and former students. KTLA

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