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Morning Read: School Starts — Without Some of Those iPads

LA School Report | August 15, 2013



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No iPads on First Day of Classes For Students in LA Unified
The district said in would supply tablets to all students and teachers at 47 schools by August, records show. But on the first day of school Tuesday, seven schools that spoke to KPCC said they didn’t have the tablets for their students yet – and wouldn’t until as late as October in some cases. KPCC


School Standards’ Debut Is Rocky, and Critics Pounce
The Common Core, a set of standards for kindergarten through high school that has been ardently supported by the Obama administration and many business leaders and state legislatures, is facing growing opposition from both the right and the left even before it has been properly introduced into classrooms. NY Times


LAUSD Begins $30 Million Payout in Miramonte Sex-Scandal Claims
Los Angeles Unified has begun funding about $30 million in settlements reached with 63 children who claimed they were molested by two teachers at Miramonte Elementary School, officials said Wednesday. LA Daily News


LAUSD Superintendent Lends ‘Lunchroom Ladies’ a Helping Hand
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy pulled an early-morning shift alongside eight real “lunchroom ladies” at Esteban Torres High School. LA Daily News


Head Start Limiting Enrollment, Cutting Programs as Sequester Kicks In

Thousands of children across the state are likely to be shut out of preschool in September as the federal sequestration cuts to Head Start take effect. Ed Source


Sex Charges Against Teacher Stun Students, Parents
Students and parents at Corona’s Centennial High School reacted with surprise and disbelief after prosecutors charged a female special education teacher with having sex with five teenage boys over the last year. LA Times


Brown Administration, School Leaders Launch Special Ed Overhaul
With the cost of special education soaring in California even as academic outcomes fall short of national averages, key members of the Brown administration are organizing plans to overhaul how instructional services are delivered to students with disabilities. SI&A Cabinet Report

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