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LA School Report | March 25, 2014

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LA school board candidate responds to questions about credentials
L.A. Unified school board candidate Genethia Hudley-Hayes is fighting allegations she falsified her academic credentials. She is one of seven candidates vying for the seat of former board member Marguerite LaMotte, who died in December. KPCC

California schools are rolling out new standardized tests
Schools across California are set to begin administering new standardized tests Tuesday that are designed to demand more of students and offer a clearer picture of how much they are learning. LA Times

Teachers renewing credential must sign abuse reporting form, bill proposes
Every five years when renewing their credentials, California school employees will be required to read and sign a document that lays out the requirements for them to report suspicions of child abuse, if newly crafted state legislation is approved.San Jose Mercury

Mixed results for charter schools statewide in new study
Earlier this month, a research institute at Stanford University affiliated with the Hoover Institution reported that students at independent charter schools in Los Angeles performed a lot better than their peers in traditional Los Angeles Unified District schools. The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) has now released a report for California as a whole, and the results are mixed.EdSource

Title IX compliance would be element of school performance
In a significant departure from how school performance has been judged in the past, legislation introduced late last week would add to the matrix an assessment of how well a school ensures that boys and girls have equal access to all programs and services. AB 2512 would require that data from schools be included in both the Academic Performance Index and Local Control Accountability Plans showing their compliance with Title IX, the 1972 federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.S&I Cabinet Report

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