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Morning Read: Federal waiver releases CA from after-school tutoring mandate

LA School Report | February 2, 2016

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CA schools freed from costly after-school tutoring mandate
California joined more than 40 states granted a waiver by the US Department of Education from sanctions established under No Child Left Behind.
KPCC, by Annie Gilbertson

Results due from new rating system for 6 school districts
The CORE districts in the state, including LAUSD, received a waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements and designed their own formula for how to rate schools.
Fresno Bee, by Mackenzie Mays

New federal law puts spotlight on English learners
The successor law to the No Child Left Behind Act significantly expands states’ obligations to measure the progress of English learners.
EdSource, by John Fensterwald

School funding increases in California don’t buffer from future uncertainties
In 2013, California changed the way it funded schools by adopting what it calls the Local Control Funding Formula.
Cabinet Report, by Alisha Kirby

The Seventy Four, founded by controversial advocate, takes over LA School Report
Critics question the merger while the CEO of The 74 defends its reporting as unbiased.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume

Commentary: Our children are not commodities
Three LA Unified board members reiterate their opposition to the new charter expansion plan and promote the board’s “Excellent Public Education for Every Student” plan.
By Steve Zimmer, Scott Schmerelson and George McKenna

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