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Morning Read: 4 Garfield students in national Academic Decathlon

LA School Report | April 1, 2015

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Four Garfield High students are in national Academic Decathlon final
Four Garfield High students will participate this month in the final round of the national Academic Decathlon. Los Angeles Times

How students with top test scores actually hurt a teacher’s evaluation
Imagine that you are a doctor and your evaluation is based on patients you didn’t have. Washington Post

LAUSD honors safe drivers
The district celebrated newer drivers that were being awarded for the first time and others who had safety records that were over two decades long. School Transportation News

Lawmakers try and try again to expand dual enrollment
Programs that allow students to earn high school and college credit at the same time are seen as an effective way to boost college success rates. Ed Source

How Common Core is killing the textbook
The adoption of the new Common Core standards was supposed to be a boon to the publishing industry; instead it may make textbooks obsolete. The Hechinger Report

Commentary: Time to cool it with bashing schools
Before the upcoming presidential race’s political climate gets too warm, let’s moderate the heated rhetoric about the dismal state of American education. SI&A Cabinet Report

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