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· NOVICE ENGLISH TEACHER LEARNS HIS LESSONS QUICKLY: A Southeast Middle School, one instructor shows that inspiration starts with 'I.'
· NEGLECT CITED AS PART OF PROBLEM AT LOCKE HIGH: Turmoil has increased as the campus awaits its transition to charter school status. A district official concedes that inattention from LAUSD has made the interim more difficult.
· The PPIC Survey: SCHWARZENEGGER AND REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS LOSING WITH CALIFORNIA VOTERS ON BUDGET ACCORDING TO PPIC POLL: Californians want a balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases
· GOVERNOR’S REVISED BUDGET DRAWS SKEPTICS: Although Schwarzenegger adds $1.8 billion to education programs, school officials say it isn’t enough.
State Superintendent O'Connell: “The state revised budget is clearly better than the budget in January that the governor initially put forward. But let’s be clear: Many of these programs are still facing a 10 percent cut.”
State Senate Majority Leader Romero: “We all knew 2008 would be a painful year for the state, but the governor’s latest proposal is based on short sighted trickery — massive borrowing, fund shifting and a dangerous bet to use uncertain future lottery revenues to balance the books.
· LAUSD TEST SCORES BETTER, STILL SUBPAR: Elementary and high schools improve, but not middle schools
Luis Barraza's claim with the district contends he was forced out of South East High after informing South Gate police about a student's allegation she had sex with a substitute teacher.
· REWRITING THE LOCKE HIGH SCHOOL STORY: Violence plagues the South L.A. campus, but the real travesty is that poor kids are denied a quality education
“Our major concern with the governor's plan ... is that it makes overly optimistic and potentially unobtainable assumptions about the ability of the lottery to increase profits,” Elizabeth Hill, the state's nonpartisan legislative analyst said in her review.