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Google flash funds LAUSD teacher projects with $1 million

September 17, 2014 – LAUSD teachers who had projects listed on DonorsChoose.org found out Monday that all of their requests had been fully funded, including requests for laptops, musical instruments, or even basic supplies like pencils and paper (LA School Report). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Kiechelle Russell

September 17, 2014 – In this interview, Kiechelle shares why she's passionate about improving school climate, and the work she's undertaking with the Teacher Policy Team to move the district and state forward on improving outcomes for boys of color. »

NCLB waiver extended for seven Calif. districts

September 17, 2014 – The districts, including Los Angeles Unified, have another year to set up systems for incorporating measures of student progress in evaluations and for monitoring school-level progress (EdSource). »

County approves LAUSD budget

September 12, 2014 – The district's $7.3 billion budget includes dollars for increased supports for students in special education classes, many of whom are foster youth, low-income students and English Language Learners (89.3 KPCC, Pass/Fail). »

Teachers union submits contract demands to LA Unified

September 5, 2014 – The demands focus on the list of topics UTLA would like to cover in the course of negotiations, such as salary, teacher disciplinary procedures and evaluations, but do not feature specific proposals within those categories (LA School Report). »

State awards Common Core test contract

September 3, 2014 – On Wednesday, California signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, making it the eighth state that will use these assessments as state standardized tests aligned to Common Core State Standards (EdSource). »

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). »

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