Morning Read: Delayed test results frustrating parents, educators
LA School Report | October 5, 2015
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Late parent notification of test results frustrates some educators
The California Department of Education said the delays were due in part to a desire to ship all the reports at once. EdSource, by Theresa Harrington
Obama vs. teachers unions: It’s still on
Unions wanted Obama to fire Arne Duncan. They got John King instead. Politico, by Michael Grunwald
What Arne Duncan did to American education and whether it will last
During his tenure, one of the longest in President Barack Obama’s cabinet, Duncan made a deep mark on U.S. schools. Hechinger Report, by Ariana Skibell
When the incoming Education secretary met former gang members
On a hot day in August, John King arrived in Los Angeles to better understand gangs. LA Times, by Joy Resmovits
How much time should kids spend with screens?
The current recommendation is that parents monitor and limit their children’s screen time, but there’s no magic number. LA Times, by Jessica Roy
‘They don’t allow failure’: In custom classrooms, at-risk students thrive
At a NYC high school, a technique called blended learning replaces a portion of traditional face-to-face instruction with online learning. PBS, by Hari Sreevivasan