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Hillel Aron | August 2, 2013

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L.A. Unified Teachers Ratings Should Be Disclosed, Judge Rules
The performance ratings of individual teachers in the city school district are matters of keen public interest and should be released to the Los Angeles Times, a judge ordered Thursday. LA Times

Art Teacher’s Angry Letter Prompts Suspension by LAUSD
A Van Nuys art teacher who was suspended for 11 days after writing a harsh letter to a student’s parents is firing back at the Los Angeles Unified School District, claiming he is the true victim of harsh behavior. NBC4

Applications for latest Race to the Top and share of $120 million due Oct. 3
School districts with innovative strategies for personalizing each pupil’s learning experience through enhanced student-teacher relationships could receive millions of additional dollars under the Obama Administration’s 2013 Race to the Top-District grant program, details of which were announced this week. SI&A Cabinet Report

Firing of Glendora Gay Teacher Sparks Plans For Student Protest
Former students of fired gay Catholic school teacher Ken Bencomo plan to protest in front of St. Lucy’s Priory High School on Thursday. Daily News

Struggling High Schoolers Take the Stage at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center
The students, who attend alternative schools in Orange County, have been attending the Summer at the Center program for two weeks, rehearsing their parts in a 45-minute, Broadway revue-style show that will include a medley of boy bands throughout the decades. KPCC

Former Carson HS Student With Cerebral Palsy Sues LAUSD For Discrimination
An 18-year-old man with cerebral palsy and spastic dysplasia has filed suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District for allegedly denying him accessible transportation while he was a student at Carson High School. CBS2

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