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L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill
L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill

A Republican-led effort to revise a federal education law could slash $782 million for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles Unified over the next six years, federal education officials said Tuesday. Under the proposed House of Representatives bill, the nation's largest 33 school districts with high concentrations of Latino and African American students could receive $3 billion less in federal funding than President Obama's budget provides, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters in a teleconference Tuesday. The bill, set for a House vote this week, would mark the first revision since 2001 of a law passed during the civil rights movement half a century ago to expand...

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