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Morning Read: Grading — & Defending — Mr. Deasy

Hillel Aron | July 12, 2013

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Teachers Union Gives Poor Grade to L.A. Schools Supt. Deasy
The L.A. teachers union pressed its campaign of criticism against L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy Thursday with the release of a survey in which 85% of those who responded rated him below average or poor. LA Times

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Groups Defend LAUSD Chief Deasy After Teachers Give Him Low Grade
They noted a rising graduation rate, more students in Advanced Placement classes and taking AP tests, and plans to equip every student iwth an iPad tablet computer. LA Times

L.A. Unified’s Vladovic Cleared in Handling of Teacher Inquiry
Los Angeles Board of Education President Richard Vladovic has been cleared of wrongdoing after an internal investigation into whether he acted improperly in connection with sexual misconduct allegations against a teacher at a Wilmington school. A separate inquiry into whether Vladovic verbally abused employees or engaged in any other misconduct has not concluded. LA Times

Teachers Get More Time to Weigh in on New California Science Standards
The California Board of Education delayed a vote this week on whether to adopt teaching goals based on new science standards released last April, because it wants to give teachers more time to comment. KPCC

West Hills School Honors Victims of Asiana Airliner Crash
In a prayer vigil that was partly translated in Mandarin, more than 200 community members gathered at West Valley Christian Church Thursday night to pay their respects and honor two Chinese school girls killed in last Saturday’s Asiana Flight 214 airline crash at San Francisco airport. Daily News

Drink Up: Schools Required to Expand Water Service During Meals
Let them drink water. That’s the message of a new federal regulation that requires schools to expand free water service for students at meals, beginning in September. Ed Source

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