LA Unified’s 11 biggest stories of 2013 (told through headlines)
LA School Report | December 20, 2013
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It may not have been the best of years or the worst of years, but 2013 was certainly among the most interesting of years for education-watchers in Los Angeles. Here are some of our favorite highs and lows of the year:
1. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THE iPAD CONTROVERSY?
2. A SCHOOL BOARD DIVIDE SLOWS DOWN PROGRESS
3. JOHN DEASY IS OUT, JOHN DEASY IS IN
4. BOARD MEMBER MARGUERITE LAMOTTE DIES IN OFFICE
5. GOODBYE TO STANDARDIZED TESTS, COMMON CORE IS COMING
- Brown Signs AB 484, Ending Old Standardized Tests in California* 10/2
- Commentary: The Idiot’s Guide to the Common Core Standards 12/19
6. BEST KEPT SECRET: STUDENTS MAKING PROGRESS
- State & District Graduation Rates Rise 4/10
- API Tests for LA Unified Improve, State Scores Fall 8/29
- LA Unified students see national report card improvement 12/18
7. UNION KNOWS HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS
8. MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU LOVE: REFORM GROUPS TROUNCED
9. VLADOVIC SCORES TOP SPOT (ALLEGATIONS ASIDE)
10. TEACHERS UNION GOES TO THE MAT ON . . . EVERYTHING?
11. PARENT POWER: ‘TRIGGER’ GETS PULLED