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LA School Report | August 10, 2015

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Major charter school expansion in the works for L.A. Unified students
Charter school leaders said they have met with officials from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in recent months about the effort. Los Angeles Times

Editorial: L.A. Unified’s ‘teacher jail’ policy ends up punishing students
As currently practiced, the procedure appears to turn too many easily resolved cases into administrative quagmires. Los Angeles Times

‘Body’ report cards aren’t influencing Arkansas teenagers
A growing number of schools are monitoring their students’ weight and sending updates home, much like report cards. New York Times

LAUSD asks state Supreme Court to hear Fresno Unified’s case on leaseback
L.A. Unified is undertaking a massive bond-funded school construction program and has spent billions of dollars on leaseback contracts. Fresno Bee

Should high school students have to ‘defend’ their diploma like a Ph.D?
California’s new way of ranking school performance could open the door to portfolio assessments. Hechinger Report

K-12 connectivity heatmap shows state schools in need of more bandwidth
Sixty-three percent of schools don’t have enough bandwidth to meet the current needs for digital learning. Ed Tech Magazine

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