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Morning Read: Broad foundation defends charter expansion plan

LA School Report | November 13, 2015

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Charter school expansion could reshape L.A. Unified, officials say
In the first public discussion involving the Broad Foundation’s efforts, Executive Director Gregory McGinity said that charter schools have transformed education.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume

Neighborhood opposes charter school location
A proposed charter school in West Adams is running into a wall of opposition from residents.
Los Angeles Wave, by Debra Varnado

In swan song, Arne Duncan extols school progress under his tenure
“This is not some ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment, not even close,” said Mr. Duncan.
New York Times, by Kate Zernike

Researchers caution against using students’ test scores to evaluate teachers
The American Educational Research Association became the latest organization to caution against using value-added models to evaluate teachers and principals.
Washington Post, by Emma Brown

Given Internet access, can kids really learn anything by themselves?
How a simple experiment in India has turned into a radical idea, whether students should teach themselves by giving them a computer and stepping back.
PBS Newshour, by Paul Solman

Want to make a school better? Get kids to show up
Chronic absence is defined as missing more than 10 percent of the school year. Research shows that such students are way more likely to fall behind.
NPR, by Elissa Nadworny

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