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Morning Read: Cheating Fallout

Hillel Aron | October 31, 2012

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Parents Criticize Officials After Cheating Allegations Roil School
Leaders of a parent organization at Short Avenue Elementary on Tuesday criticized the school’s former principal and the Los Angeles Unified School District in the wake of alleged cheating and mistakes in administering state standardized tests by teachers. LA Times

Dan Walters: What to Do if Proposition 30 Fails?
As the political odds turn against Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure, political insiders are turning their attention, however reluctantly, to the fallout should, indeed, voters reject the sales and income tax hike on Tuesday. Sac Bee (Commentary)

How Proposition 30 Can Still Win
If the November turnout is only 62 percent of registered voters, Proposition 30 will lose because that electorate will be much more like a non-presidential year electorate than what we are used to in a presidential year. Fox and Hounds

More coverage of UTLA’s refusal to sign off on the Race to the Top application: CBSABCWitness LA and KPCC

San Jose Unified, Teachers Reach Breakthrough Evaluation, Pay Plan
The superintendent of San Jose Unified and leaders of the district’s teachers union have agreed on an innovative evaluation and compensation system that, if implemented, would be significantly different from any in California. Ed Source

State and School Officials, Students Getting First-Hand Look at Computer Testing
Small-scale trials of new computer-aided assessments are underway. They will be used starting in 2014-15. SI&A Cabinet Report 

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