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California bill on truancy heads to Governor's desk

August 29, 2014 – The bill, which has not received support from Governor Brown in the past, would mandate that the state's data system create reports and alert districts when individual students are chronically absent (EdSource). »

LA Unified attempting to restore early childhood programs

August 29, 2014 – A school board resolution passed on Tuesday commits more than $30 million over the next three years to early childhood programs, with a focus on those serving low-income, English Language Learner and foster youth (LA School Report). »

Vergara ruling stands, judge rules in final review

August 29, 2014 – The final ruling maintains that California's statutes on tenure, dismissal and last-in, first-out dismissal policies violate students' constitutional rights, and opens the plaintiff's 60-day window for filing an appeal (LA School Report). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Menya Cole

August 27, 2014 – In this interview, Menya shares why she is passionate about her Teacher Policy Team's topic of teacher compensation, and what she hopes her team will accomplish in the future. »

California bill would block expulsions for 'willful defiance'

August 25, 2014 – The proposed legislation would ban the expulsion of students for "willful defiance," a category often used as the most common ground for suspensions and frequently found to be over-used among students of color (Sacramento Bee). »

California's ACT scores top national average

August 21, 2014 – The number of California students taking the ACT inched up in 2014 and their scores continue to top the national average, yet only about a third of students scored well enough to be considered ready for college-level work (EdSource). »

LAUSD still waiting on approval of spending plan for state funds

August 19, 2014 – Los Angeles County has asked LAUSD to provide some additional information on their plan, which lays out how it will spend additional dollars the state has provided for low-income, English Language Learner and foster youth (EdSource). »

LAUSD policy restricts use of citations, arrests

August 19, 2014 – A positive shift in school discipline policy mandates that campus police employ alternatives to arrests and citations, such as referrals to FamilySource or YouthSource centers and restorative justice programs (EdSource). »

Number of A.P. tests hits all-time high in LA Unified

August 13, 2014 – The number of tests administered in LAUSD has increased 62% since seven years ago, with a 29% increase in the number of African-American students taking exams, and an 89% for Latino students (Los Angeles Times). »

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