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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). »

Top 8 #SupportTheCore teacher tweets

August 13, 2014 – On Tuesday, August 12, E4E teachers and teachers across the country used #SupportTheCore to share why they support the Common Core - check out their reasons (E4E blog). »

Friday deadline for California school district spending plans

August 13, 2014 – Districts will receive at least a 7 percent funding increase, but must submit plans to their counties showing how they'll use the new funds to benefit English Language Learners, foster youth and children living in poverty (89.3 KPCC, Pass/Fail). »

Readers quiz L.A. Unified School Board candidates

August 8, 2014 – After inviting listeners to submit questions, a local radio station shared LAUSD school board candidates' answers about what issues and constituents would be their top priorities (89.3 KPCC, Pass/Fail). »

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