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Morning Read: Racism lawsuit against LAUSD teacher dropped

LA School Report | November 23, 2015



Suit accusing popular LAUSD teacher of racism dropped
A student had sued her teacher, alleging he made racially charged remarks during a history lesson on civil rights.
City News Service


Commentary: L.A. new front in education war
A big and perhaps decisive charter school battle is brewing in the state’s largest – and in many ways, most troubled – school district, Los Angeles Unified.
Fresno Bee, by Dan Walters


How turning math into a maker workshop can bring calculations to life
By the end of the school year, all of Elizabeth Little’s her math students, not just those needing extra support, were clamoring for more math.
KQED, by Linda Flanagan


Urban charter schools often succeed. Suburban ones often don’t.
Not all charter schools are outstanding: In the suburbs, for example, the evidence is that they do no better than traditional public schools.
New York Times, by Susan Dynarski


The fight over K-12 education appears headed back to the states
Congress is poised to pass a law that would shift power over K-12 public school policy from the federal government back to the states.
Washington Post, by Lyndsey Layton


Massachusetts’s rejection of Common Core test signals shift in U.S.
Across the country, what was once bipartisan consensus around national standards has collapsed into acrimony about the Common Core.
New York Times, by Kate Zernike

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