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LA School Report | July 3, 2013

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Vladovic Defeats Galatzan for Board President
In one of the more dramatic meetings in recent memory, the newly installed 2013-2014 LAUSD School Board selected Dr. Richard Vladovic (standing, left) as its next President by a vote of 5 to 2. LA School Report

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Watts middle school students build prosthetic, win national engineering design competition
Four middle school students from Watts’ Markham Middle school recently won a national engineering design competition —for  building a low-cost prosthetic arm. KPCC

A better way to train teachers
According to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality — which was funded by 62 organizations, led by the Carnegie Corp. and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation — too few aspiring classroom teachers receive the training and support they need to be effective. LA Times (oped)

Teacher Arrested After Having Baby with Student, Police Say
A 28-year-old Redlands high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a teenage boy who authorities allege is father of her child. LA Times 

Charter School Moving to Shomrei Torah
Shomrei Torah Synagogue has found a new occupant for the space on its West Hills campus that once belonged to New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS). Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School is moving its eighth to 12th-grade students and its business operations from Chatsworth to the synagogue’s campus. Jewish Journal 

Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment Varies Widely Across Districts
Local control and parental prerogative, two hallmarks of the state’s new transitional kindergarten program, led to large variations in enrollment rates across the largest school districts in the state during the first year the program was available, according to an EdSource survey. EdSource 

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