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Public officials celebrate affordable housing milestone in Hollywood
The project will house school district employees and families earning 30 to 60 percent of the area’s median income. City News Service

A request for the new LAUSD superintendent: Ask our kids what they need
Two moms and their children talked about what they would like the LA Unified school board to consider as it searches for a new superintendent. Los Angeles Times

Common Core yet to emerge as major issue in presidential campaign
EdSource plans to track the Common Core’s role in the 2016 presidential campaign. The following is the first of our occasional reports. EdSource

New York schools with many students who skipped tests won’t lose money
For months, state and federal officials warned that districts that fell below a 95 percent participation rate might lose federal funds. New York Times

How will Pearson spend $2 billion more on education?
Pearson was already the biggest education company in the world. Now its education business is getting even bigger. NPR

8-year-old’s 3D-printed smartwatch a vision of the future of STEM
A young maker’s contribution to the movement shines a light on how 3D printing can revolutionize education. Ed Tech Magazine

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