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LA School Report | September 14, 2015

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School districts see teacher shortages after years of cuts
After years of recession-related layoffs and hiring freezes, school systems in pockets across the United States are in urgent need of more teachers. Associated Press

New school year brings lice outbreak
With the start of the school year, small outbreaks of sesame-seed sized, blood-sucking parasites known as head lice strike school systems. Daily Breeze

Editorial: A charter school expansion could be great for LA
The rapid ramp-up, if successful, would bring the number of students in Los Angeles charter schools to nearly 300,000. Los Angeles Times

Bill allowing diplomas for students who failed exit exam goes to governor
The Senate voted 23-14 to support Senate Bill 172, which would award diplomas for students who were attempting to graduate as far back as 2006. EdSource

Effort to bring back LA’s absent students begins at home
The district’s high school dropout rate decreased from 24.7% for the class of 2010 to 17.4% for the class of 2014. Los Angeles Times

No school Monday for Seattle as talks continue in teachers strike
The teachers union adjusted its wage proposal, and the district offered a plan to compensate teachers for adding time to the school day. Seattle Times

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