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LA School Report | December 1, 2015

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California leads drive to reverse focus on standardized tests
California is on course to have a major impact on reshaping the national discourse – and practice – on this issue.
EdSource, by Louis Freedberg

Who’s afraid of Campbell Brown?
Brown’s new endeavor is all about kickstarting her ambitious plans to reshape the education debate in America.
Weekly Standard, by Mark Hemingway

When a 4-day school week might cost more than it saves
All across the country, districts have tried cutting the fifth day to save money on things like gas for buses, heating and cooling bills, and school lunches.
NPR, by Alexandra Olgin

Molotov cocktails burn Monrovia High; potentially $1 million in damages
Officers arrested a 17-year-old Monrovia High School senior for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at the high school and setting it on fire early Monday morning.
Los Angeles Daily News, by Ruby Gonzales

Report: Underfunded school facilities in danger of disrepair
A UC Berkeley report finds California school facilities are underfunded, and that’s putting more stress on the budgets of districts serving low-income students.
Capital Public Radio, by Ben Bradford

A robot that allows girl with cancer to attend school
The school-based robot appears to be a first in Maryland public schools, according to state officials, and it has sparked other interest, too.
Washington Post, by Donna St. George

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