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Morning Read: Impact of CA high school exit exam reexamined

LA School Report | August 31, 2015

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Uncertain impact of California’s high school exit exam
Gov. Brown last week signed legislation that exempted students from the graduating class of 2015 from having to take the test. EdSource

Lawmakers consider retroactive diplomas for students who failed exit exam
Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 249,000 students, or about 6 percent of test-takers, did not pass the exit exam before the end of their senior year. EdSource

It took hunting to find L.A. school board meeting on superintendent hunt
LA school officials have promised a “transparent” search for the next superintendent of schools, but got that process off to a murky start. Los Angeles Times

Tools for tailored learning may expose students’ personal details
If the efforts by state legislators are any guide, the email addresses and search queries of the nation’s schoolchildren are a hot commodity. New York Times

Teacher keeps his job despite racking up 111 tardies
The New Brunswick school district had tried to fire elementary school teacher Arnold Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job. Washington Post

Meet Kristina Holzweiss, SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year
School Librarian of the Year, Kristina Holzweiss, displays an energetic penchant for tinkering with traditional ideas. School Library Journal

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