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LA School Report | January 21, 2016

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Amid preschool seats shortage, LAUSD has hundreds of openings
There are 400 unfilled Early Transitional Kindergarten spots at district elementary schools.
KPCC, by Deepa Fernandes

New LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King to students: Dream Big
Decades after she walked the halls of Century Park Elementary School, King toured the building and spent some time with the children on Tuesday.
ABC7, by Melissa MacBride

Report urges sustained teacher training to improve science education
Many teachers are not well-prepared to teach the new Next Generation Science Standards, according to new report released Tuesday.
EdSource, by Theresa Harrington

Federal flexibility means cash for school intervention
Buried inside the Every Child Succeeds Act is language giving states an immense new resource for providing assistance and intervention to struggling schools.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau

DPS seeks injunction against teachers
The district is seeking relief in the Michigan Court of Claims, naming 28 defendants, including two dozen teachers.
Detroit Free Press, by Lori Higgins and Jennifer Dixon

CPS bankruptcy could void teachers contract, give power to judge
Gov. Rauner has threatened Chicago Public Schools with bankruptcy. If the proposal passed the state’s largest school district would make history.
Chicago Sun-Times, by Lauren Fitzpatrick

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