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Morning Read, 7-26-12: Stick a Pin In It

Hillel Aron | July 26, 2012

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Well, late-morning reading, anyway.

• LAUSD is giving schools more options to have various levels of autonomy from the district, saying it will help teachers and administrators move away from a “one-size-fits-all” approach to education. It’s another example of how the charter school movement is placing competitive pressure on LAUSD to diversify, experiment and improve. KPCC

• The LA Times probes for disagreement between UTLA and the district, following Tuesday’s agreement on a deadline for Stull Act compliance. It’s unclear from the article just how much fight UTLA has left in it on this issue. LA Times

• A study followed 136 Romanian orphans around for 12 years (!) and found that growing up without a family hurts brain development. LA Times

• Did you know that LAUSD has a pinterest page? Am I saying it right? Is it called a page? Also, the district released results of its first-ever social media survey, which were fairly uninteresting. THE Journal

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