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LA School Report | January 19, 2015

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Arizona group targets CA for graduation civics test
Civics education advocates are looking to push through a requirement in California that public school students pass an exam based on one given for U.S. citizenship. KPCC

Plenty of credits, no diploma
The American School Counselor Association recommends a student-to-counselor ratio of 250 to 1. In California, the ratio was 1,016 to 1 for the 2010-2011 school year. The Hechinger Report

Helping the Poor in Education: The power of a simple nudge
Researchers have been quietly finding small, effective ways to improve education. New York Times

3D printers changing the way some Pasadena students learn
A $100,000 donation from a retired businessman has turned some lucky Pasadena students into technicians, collaborators and possibly future entrepreneurs. KPCC

Three lessons on the best ways to give feedback to students
Proponents of computerized instruction often point out that software can give instant feedback to students. The Hechinger Report

2 teachers accused of having sex with students at beach
Two high school teachers with the Covina-Valley Unified School District have been arrested on suspicion of having sexual relations with students at the beach. Los Angeles Times

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