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LA School Report | October 2, 2014

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LAUSD and teachers union divided as talks continue
United Teachers Los Angeles leaders and representatives of Los Angeles Unified will head back into contract talks today divided by 11 percentage points in pay and other matters concerning workload and classroom conditions. LA Daily News

Age and gender factor into bullying more than language
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in August assuring that victims and witnesses of bullying will receive the same counseling services as the bullies themselves. S&I Cabinet Report

Common Core testing contracts favor big vendors
Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online common-core assessments—perhaps the most ambitious and complex testing projects in U.S. history—are flowing to some of the education industry’s most familiar and entrenched players. Edweek

Benefits of ‘Deeper Learning’ schools highlighted in studies
Three sweeping reports have taken the temperature of the so-called “deeper learning” movement and given the approach a fairly clean bill of health in a set of American high schools. Edweek

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