Morning Read: CA education leaders say math scores should rise
LA School Report | February 17, 2016
Districts’ leaders anticipate higher math scores this year
Statewide, scores on the Smarter Balanced math tests, administered for the first time last spring, were especially disappointing. But new curriculum, teacher training and expanded student access to technology raise hopes for this year’s scores.
EdSource, by Theresa Harrington
Op-Ed: LAUSD needs to reverse its neglect of black students
As an advocate and mentor in South LA’s schools, I continually see the impact of the district’s gross neglect of black students’ academic needs and social capital.
Los Angeles Times, by Sikivu Hutchinson
School budgets long recovered, not teacher-librarians
California’s ratio of one librarian for every 7,187 students ranks at the bottom nationally for professional library staffing.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran
10 million California student records about to be released to attorneys
The records are connected to a lawsuit which contends that the state does not force school districts to provide appropriate special-education services.
San Jose Mercury News, by Sharon Noguchi
What we know about every presidential candidate’s education agenda
What started with 22 hopefuls has been narrowed down to a field of nine.
The 74, by Carolyn Phenicie
New York schools wonder: How white is too white?
The department is allowing seven schools to set aside some seats for low-income families, English-language learners or students engaged with the child welfare system.
New York Times, by Kyle Spencer