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Morning Read: District officials seek to calm fears at Jefferson HS

Craig Clough | October 14, 2014

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L.A. Unified seeks to reassure Jefferson High parents
Los Angeles school officials tried to reassure concerned parents Monday that they have resolved most scheduling problems at Jefferson High School and also will make up for class time students have lost. Los Angeles Times

Tracking system glitches affected special needs students, report says
Problems with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s new student tracking system led to widespread difficulties in identifying special needs students and placing them in the right programs. Los Angeles Times

Longer school days, new classes at Jefferson High to cost $1 million
Los Angeles Unified proposes to spend $1.1 million to extend the school day by 30 minutes, fund 15 new class sections and increase support personnel at the troubled Jefferson High School. KPCC

Preschool teachers among lowest paid despite degrees
While debate rages on increasing the minimum wage locally and nationally, one unexpected group of workers earning close to the bottom of the scale stands to benefit if the floor is raised: preschool teachers. KPCC

Repeating elementary grades, even kindergarten is harmful
The already muddy research on whether it’s better to hold back struggling students or promote them to the next grade just got muddier. The Hechinger Report

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