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LA School Report | October 6, 2014



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California, other states to set test cutoff scores
During the next few weeks California educators will play a pivotal role in a crucial phase of work for the new Smarter Balanced assessments that millions of California students will take this spring for the first time. EdSource


Why can’t the grown-ups get it right on education?
Commentary: If Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is still on the job as you read this, the question is for how long. Los Angeles Times


New laws aside, big hurdles remain for computer science
Although legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week takes big steps toward integrating computer science studies into mainstream public school curriculum, advocates say California’s education system still badly lags. S&I Cabinet Report


In Washington state, political stand puts schools in a bind
The schools in Washington are caught in the political crossfire of a battle over education policy. New York Times


Challenger Marshall Tuck wants to change Sacramento, if he can get there
Marshall Tuck is an optimist. He must be to talk so confidently about when – not if – he becomes California’s next superintendent of public instruction. Sacramento Bee

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