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Morning Read: Teachers Endorse Multiple Candidates

Samantha Oltman | December 6, 2012

Teachers Endorse Zimmer
The union on Wednesday also endorsed candidates for the three school board elections scheduled for March. LA Times

15 Candidates File to Run for LAUSD School Board Seats
Officials have 10 days to verify whether each has the signatures of at least 500 registered voters from the candidate’s district. LA Daily News

LAUSD Rubber Rooms Crowd Up
First revealed in 2009 by the Los Angeles Times, the rubber rooms take their nickname from much larger facilities that house New York City teachers who have been accused of wrongdoing or serious incompetence. LA Weekly

New Lawsuits Filed Against LAUSD on Behalf of Miramonte Students
On the same day that attorneys for students at Miramonte Elementary School announced that four additional lawsuits have been filed against LAUSD over alleged sexual abuse at the school, the district said it faces 189 claims resulting from the scandal. NBC LA

Mayor Villaraigosa Tours Partnership for LA Schools
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa got a chance to show off several of his Partnership schools today. He toured the campuses with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and ended the visit with a commendation. KPCC

Pasadena Unified Official Put on Leave Amid Apparent Bond Probe
The Pasadena Unified School District has placed its top facilities manager on leave and has suspended or terminated five consultant contracts in the wake of an apparent inquiry into the handling of the district’s $350-million Measure TT school construction bond. LA Times

Grants Back Public-Charter Cooperation
In an effort to encourage collaboration between charter schools and traditional neighborhood schools, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $25 million in grants to seven cities. NY Times

Resistance Gathers to Parsing School Administrative Credentials
Members of a statewide organization representing school administrators are lobbying the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to drop plans for creating separate, qualified certification authorizations for school leadership positions. SI&A Cabinet Report

Many Math Students Are Flailing, Repeating Courses Without Success
et 68 percent of students who haven’t passed one of the required courses, Algebra II, by the end of 11th grade don’t even enroll in math as seniors, giving up on the possibility of applying to a UC or CSU school. EdSource

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