Morning Read: CA opposing suit demanding action on schools
LA School Report | December 18, 2014
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State to fight lawsuit by impoverished students
State officials granted the California Department of Education $3.4 million to fight a lawsuit that demands the state fix disruptive conditions in some schools. Ed Source
California schools step up efforts to help ‘long-term’ English learners
A new law requires the state to define and identify a “long-term English learner,” the first effort in the nation to do so. Los Angeles Times
To give their children a better education, parents launch new school
In a unique showing of parent power, Nava College Preparatory Academy opened in the fall. Los Angeles Times
Will LAUSD get an accountability break?
LAUSD is asking state officials for permission to exclude student test scores from school performance ratings. Politico
Turning around schools with low achievement rates never seems to work
One of the goals U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan set in 2009 was to turn 1,000 schools around annually for five years. Washington Post