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Lots of problems as new California testing gains steam

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| More than 600 teachers call the California Department of Education every day asking for help with the new computer-based standardized tests.

Deasy budget includes $36 million in spending to settle suit

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The L.A. Unified school board has yet to vote on the Superintendent's budget proposal, which concentrates investment in 37 high-need schools.

LAUSD board weighs spending plans for $6.8 billion budget

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The board only has a couple of months to decide how to spend an extra $330 million in state funds, while the teacher's union asks, 'where is the raise?'

Deasy's proposed budget: 1,200 new hires

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The district gets tens of millions in extra funds next year. It'll go to beef up staff, techs for the iPad program, some librarians.

LA schools have grossed $8.9M from film shoots since 2010

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The L.A. Unified School District has seen a steep increase in film fees since since 2010, when its most recent contract with FilmLA went into effect.

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Public shut out of LA schools' iPad software demonstration

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An L.A. Unified committee probing iPad purchases has been asking to see the software. Members were finally granted a viewing - but officials kept a reporter out.

Wealthy LA schools may be allowed to skip classroom breakfast

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L.A. Unified has touted increased participation in its new free breakfast program. Schools in wealthier areas bristled. They may soon get a way out.

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LA schools debate how to help foster youth

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L.A. Unified has only seven staffers assigned to help more than 8,000 foster youth. With new state funding meant to help, advocates push for more.