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LA School Report | July 31, 2015

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Revised AP U.S. history standards will emphasize American exceptionalism
The move comes after significant pushback from conservatives who claimed the redesigned course fpainted American history in too negative a light. Newsweek

San Diego Unified’s had some dark days with solar
Despite its struggles with solar so far, the district is preparing to ramp up its solar footprint with a major investment of bond funds. Voice of San Diego

Parlier Unified board puts superintendent on leave after grand jury report
The report that found the district had misused millions of dollars and made unnecessary purchases. Fresno Bee

New research dogs effectiveness of Head Start
The latest evaluation of the federal Head Start program found positive effects on general reading achievement but nothing more. SI&A Cabinet Report

How the big new education law could cut testing time
The Senate version of the bill contains several amendments aimed at addressing one of the hottest issues in education: standardized testing. NPR

California’s school system ranked 9th-worst in the nation
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