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LA School Report | January 13, 2015

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Budget lifts teacher preparation oversight
The state’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing would receive a fiscal boost from the general fund as part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal. SI&A Cabinet Report

Preschool advocates seek more funding
Advocates for expanding preschool to low-income 4-year-olds were disappointed with the 4,000 additional enrollment slots proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown in his budget. Ed Source

Low-level classroom noise distracts, experts say
Emerging research suggests that quiet noises can have varied effects on student learning and memory. Education Week

Duncan lays out priorities for education law: Testing, preschool funding, teacher evals
Education Secretary Arne Duncan spelled out his priorities for a new federal education law Monday. Washington Post

Louisiana’s Common Core debacle
Across the country, the Common Core standards have become increasingly divisive. The Hechinger Report

Experts: Eliminate CC kindergarten standards
Experts in early childhood education are calling for the abandonment of Common Core standards in kindergarten. Diane Ravich’s blog

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