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Morning Read: Vote on smaller CA school construction bond in the works

LA School Report | February 9, 2016

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Vote on smaller June school construction bond possible within a week
The move would require a rapid series of committee and floor votes to meet ballot deadlines over the next week, and success is far from certain.
Sacramento Bee, by Jim Miller

Hoaxers increasingly going online to threaten schools
In almost every instance, the threats disrupted school for thousands of students, faculty and administrators.
Merced Sun-Star, by Christine Armario

Credentialing commission considers slowing rotation of substitute teachers
The issue is attracting additional attention because school districts throughout California are increasingly having to rely on substitute teachers without full credentials.
EdSource, by Louis Freedberg

District of Choice transfers increasingly popular
Initially launched in the early 1990s, the choice program was aimed at giving parents more flexibility in choosing when to send their children to school.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau

New, reading-heavy SAT has students worried
Chief among the changes, experts say: longer and harder reading passages and more words in math problems.
New York Times, by Anemona Hartocollis

Charter schools say L.A. Unified is unfairly scrutinizing their campuses
Charter supporters say the district is unfairly scrutinizing their independently run campuses because it sees them as a threat.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume

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