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LA School Report | September 2, 2014

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Analysis finds California students attend school more than U.S. peers
California students attend school more consistently than most of their U.S. peers, and such attendance directly relates to better performance on national math and reading tests, a new analysis has found. LA Times

Programs target crucial summer before college
Lilie Hau, 18, of San Francisco, will be the first in her family to go to college this fall. And thanks to an intensive, two-week summer bridge program at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, she feels ready. Edsource

Pushing start button on computer science for K-12 schools
Amid growing demand from students and industry leaders, the event is one of the first statewide initiatives to discuss the future for a formal computer science curriculum for California’s K-12 schools. LA Times

For some immigrant parents, keeping kids home better than preschool
But what to do in a new country when there is no family to help out? It’s a dilemma facing more families nationwide. One quarter of all young children in the U.S. live in a family where at least one parent was born overseas, according to the Migration Policy Institute. KPCC

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