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LA School Report | July 28, 2015

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‘Parent trigger’ campaigns can continue despite lack of new test scores
Parents are allowed to attempt to force major changes at schools considered failing based on tests that are at least two years old. EdSource

San Francisco middle schools no longer reaching ‘Algebra 1′
Districts like Los Angeles and Oakland are going to allow some high-achieving kids to go ahead and take algebra in middle school. But not San Francisco Unified. KQED

Using the restroom: A privilege—if you’re a teacher
Educators seldom have enough time to do their business. What’s that doing to the state of learning? The Atlantic

To get support for education bill, senators conjure lost art: Compromise
The 601-page bill dealt with the role of the federal government in the nation’s 100,000 schools and touched a number of hot-button issues. Washington Post

After principal’s suicide, report raises fresh test security questions
The principal of Teachers College Community School admitted to filling in questions left blank by third graders, according to a report. Chalkbeat New York

Anna Deavere Smith tackles school-to-prison pipeline in new solo show
A new play explores the “school-to-prison pipeline,” where children from poor communities are pushed into the criminal justice system. Playbill

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