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LA School Report | March 5, 2015

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Teachers union will consider supporting Galatzan’s opponent in runoff
UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl said he’s encouraged by Galatzan’s failure to claim an outright victory in Tuesday’s primary. Los Angeles Daily News

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John Mockler dies at 73; architect of California school funding law
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GOP targets teacher training as a state priority
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