It’s Friday, Aug. 21, and here are a few news stories from this past week.
- Six health advocacy organizations filed a federal complaint claiming black and Hispanic students are systematically denied quality physical education in school in violation of federal civil rights law.
- A lawsuit brought against the Compton Unified School District seeks to classify trauma as a disability requiring schools to make accommodations for students who may be affected.
- The state legislature is taking another look at a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes the same as tobacco.
- Mourners held a candlelight vigil this week honoring Dragon Kim and Justin Lee, two Tustin Unified School District students who died last week on a camping trip.
- Thousands of students unable to graduate due to the cancellation of the July California High School Exit exam anticipate a decision by the legislature to exempt the requirement.
- The California Department of Education announced a new web tool that provides reports on the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans.
- Eight Santa Ana high school students completed coveted summer internships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.