Prop. 30 Maintains Voter Support CTA Blog: The PPIC survey determined that Prop. 30 is supported by 73% of likely Democratic voters and 53% of independents. More Republicans than Democrats oppose the measure.
Ex-LAUSD teacher gets 25 years for molesting 13 Pacoima students Daily News: Chapel, of Chatsworth, pleaded no contest last month to committing lewd acts against seven girls and six boys. In exchange for a 25-year sentence, prosecutors dropped 15 additional counts that could have sent him to prison for life.
Former Miramonte student allegedly beaten at new school LA Times: A former Miramonte Elementary School student, who is among a group of children suing over alleged teacher sexual misconduct, has transferred from one middle school to another after she was allegedly beaten by other students.
California leads effort to boost English learner success Ed Source: A bill on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk… would create a single definition of long-term English learners and require school districts to keep track of these students and report their numbers every year to the State Department of Education.
Brown signs legislation boosting summer school lunch program SI&A Cabinet Report: Existing law requires districts to offer each student at least one meal every school day, but there is a waiver process that can be pursued for summer session if the lunch program poses a fiscal hardship. AB 2555 by Assemblywoman Wilmer Carter, D-Rialto, increases the time period districts must meet in advance of the summer months for submitting the waiver request to the California State Board of Education.