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Morning Read: Study calls for more school construction bonds

LA School Report | November 30, 2015

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Study: State should increase, overhaul school construction bonds
“California must bolster – not recede from – its role in the state-local funding partnership for K-12 school facilities,” concluded the paper.
EdSource, by John Fensterwald

Rethinking ‘ultra-safe’ playgrounds
Playgrounds have drastically changed over the years. Most no longer offer the same sensory and motor challenges as the playgrounds of yesteryear.
Washington Post, by Angela Hanscom

Police: A daily part of school life
People nationwide were disturbed by a video that went viral of a police officer roughly handling a high school student who wouldn’t put away her cellphone in class.
Los Feliz Ledger, by Sheila Lane

Solving the teacher shortage by keeping graduates home
One rural district has engaged a new strategy to encourage its own graduates to become teachers and return to their hometown to live and work.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran

School advocates look to extend tax hike on wealthy
A voter initiative aimed at extending temporary personal income tax hikes to fund schools was cleared for circulation last week.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran

Same standards, different tests
Could you answer these Common Core test questions?
Hechinger Report, by Sarah Butrymowicz

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