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Los Angeles schools have one more year to redirect funds

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  California, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Los Angeles Unified School District has been given one year by state education officials to redirect millions of dollars to programs for foster children, English learners and low-income students. State school superintendent Tom Torlakson said the department would not require LAUSD to make “any significant spending adjustments until the 2017-18 fiscal year,” giving the district […]

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Refugees double TB cases in Texas

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  California, Federal Government, Florida, Immigration, New York, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Newly arrived refugees have doubled the incidence of tuberculosis in Texas, Watchdog.org has learned.

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Mixed ruling on charter school unionization efforts in Los Angles

By   /  June 9, 2016  /  California, Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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A judge has issued a mixed ruling on a lawsuit claiming a charter school network in Los Angeles unlawfully tried to prevent teachers from unionizing. While the judge found that school administrators acted unlawfully in blocking organizers from campus and sending their emails to spam folders, he also ruled that written communications the administrators sent […]

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Docs clash with Sanders over price controls for prescription drugs

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, California, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he supports price controls for drugs in California, but doctors in the state say the proposal is deeply flawed.

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Charter-Time Warner merger clears final regulatory hurdle

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  California, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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To satisfy regulators, Charter, which will soon be the nation’s second-largest cable company, must offer faster and expanded broadband.

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Los Angeles looks to magnet schools to stem enrollment decline

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  California, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Since 2000, Los Angeles Unified School District has lost more than 100,000 students. In an attempt to stem the losses, LAUSD is turning to magnet schools. With 45,000 students on waiting lists for magnet schools, district officials are looking both to reduce that number in the short-term and open more schools in the coming years. The […]

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