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LA School Report | January 25, 2016

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Waiver states could learn from CA’s CORE on ESSA
Building and implementing a new accountability system is perhaps the most challenging mandate imposed on the states by ESSA.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran

State to reimburse costs related to Common Core tests
School districts in California may get a new influx of money to reimburse as much as $600 million in estimated costs related to the administration of mandated tests.
EdSource, by Theresa Harrington

Congress puts new spotlight on English learner performance
Under the new law, English learner accountability will be included as part of Title I – the section dedicated to the performance of students – instead of Title III.
Cabinet Report, by Alisha Kirby

Sometimes, teacher turnover is a good thing, study finds
A new study of IMPACT — the controversial D.C. Public Schools teacher evaluation system — suggests that not all turnover is created equal.
Washington Post, by Emma Brown

School threats multiply and get harder to track
The surge leaves school officials struggling to find a balance – determined to keep students safe, but exasperated by a proliferation of almost always bogus threats.
Philadelphia Inquirer

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