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Morning Read: California Latinos still trail whites in ACT scores

LA School Report | August 26, 2015



Latinos struggle to close gap with whites in California ACT scores
“I find it really disturbing,” said Mark Schneider, a vice president at American Institutes for Research. Los Angeles Times


Bill protecting contractors in district leaseback deals dies in committee
A bill aimed at protecting school construction contractors from financial losses if their “lease-leaseback” deals are voided by the courts appears to have died. Fresno Bee


Report: Educators seek more clarity on implementing Common Core
The lack of clear guidance about how to implement the Common Core has created “initiative fatigue” among many educators, a report found. EdSource


Ashley Madison data breach spurs investigations statewide
Ashley Madison’s parent company is offering a $378,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the hackers involved in the crimes. Contra Costa Times


Audit calls for overhaul of school Medi-Cal claims
A complex program used to reimburse schools for medical services to low-income students should be streamlined, the state auditor says. SI&A Cabinet Report


Wondering at what age you can safely let a child play with a tablet?
What effect does exposure to digital screens have on children’s health? Hechinger Report

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