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LA School Report | June 23, 2015



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New initiative for teacher development
School boards must prepare plans for how they will spend their share of a $500 million block grant aimed at boosting teacher competency. SI&A Cabinet Report


Court upholds LAUSD decision to offer Crenshaw facilities to charter school
LAUSD did not violate the state’s charter school law by offering school facilities at Crenshaw High, the Court of Appeals ruled Friday. Metropolitan News-Enterprise


State board gets extra year to create measures of school progress
The Legislature has given the State Board of Education an extra year to complete the next phase of a new school accountability system. Ed Source


Mark Twain Junior High raises the bar with a student study lounge
Making a place for teens to check on assignments, get some help and spend some quiet time studying has worked at Mark Twain Junior High. Modesto Bee


California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core
Gov. Jerry Brown and California’s elected K-12 schools chief are united in their support of the embattled benchmarks. Associated Press


Campbell Brown to launch non-profit education news site 
Former CNN host Campbell Brown went from a career in journalism to a second life as an education-reform advocate. Now she is looking to combine the two. Wall Street Journal

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