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Morning Read: Bill giving millions for anti-truancy has momentum

LA School Report | April 30, 2015

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$25-50m in anti-truancy funding likely
The legislation sailed through its first hearing Wednesday and now goes to the Appropriations Committee for passage to the Senate floor. SI&A Cabinet Report

Judge to give new sentences in Atlanta cheating trial
Three of the highest-ranking educators convicted in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial will get new sentences Thursday. Atlanta Journal Constitution

NYC set to begin paying millions for charter-school rent under new law
The city is getting ready to cut its first checks to charter schools that are paying for their own space. Chalkbeat New York

California celebrates School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
The fourth Tuesday of April each year is set aside to recognize school bus drivers. School Transportation News

Shockingly few students are proficient in U.S. history
Students posted relatively low scores on national exams in civics, history and geography in 2014. Huffington Post

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