Morning Read: Escalante of ‘Stand and Deliver’ honored with stamp
LA School Report | January 6, 2016
Late teacher Jaime Escalante among those honored with 2016 stamps
High school math teacher Escalante, a Bolivian immigrant, taught at high-poverty Garfield High School in Los Angeles, building a first-class math program.
Sacramento Bee, by Bill Lindelof
L.A. Unified school board still struggling to name leader
“This is very, very hard work, as it should be,” said school board President Steve Zimmer.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume and Teresa Watanabe
Public preschools attempt to accommodate diverse languages of students
While Spanish is by far the most common language other than English, they enroll children who speak a variety of languages.
EdSource, by Sarah Tully
To stop bullying, get the popular kids on board
Most efforts to end bullying — the PSAs, assemblies and high-level policy discussions — come from adults. But what if students had a say?
Los Angeles Times, by Sonali Kohli
Federal sanctions on failing schools don’t die easy
A key component of the nation’s new education law did away with federal sanctions imposed on schools designated as “failing” as defined by the prior regime.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau
The sick new “bubble” that could explode urban schools
A charter-school bubble is growing, and it’s young black kids in cities who are most in danger.
Salon, by Jennifer Berkshire