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Morning Read: Brown vetoes ethnic studies and saves for-profit charters

LA School Report | October 13, 2015

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California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes ethnic studies bill
The measure would have directed the California Department of Education to form an advisory panel to develop the curriculum.
Los Angeles Times, by Stephen Ceasar

A roundup of Gov. Brown’s actions on key education bills
Brown vetoed AB 787, which would have banned the operation of charter schools by for-profit corporations, saying that the bill’s author hadn’t made a strong enough case.
EdSource, by EdSource staff

With Exit Exam scrapped, search for now-qualified graduates is on
School officials are scrambling to hand out thousands of diplomas to former students, many of whom gave up on graduating and don’t realize they’re now eligible.
San Francisco Chronicle, by Jill Tucker

Barbara Byrd-Bennett due in court today; guilty plea expected
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is expected to plead guilty today in an expensive kickback scheme.
WGN, by Nancy Loo

Meet the mind-reading robo tutor in the sky
Is Knewton really any different from other over-hyped “adaptive learning” platforms that have struggled mightily to become a pedagogic staple?
NPR, Eric Westervelt

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