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LA School Report | January 18, 2016

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Acting U.S. Education Secretary: Civil rights community must be vigilant
John King plans to use his first speech as acting U.S. Education Secretary to call on the civil rights community to be vigilant as the nation ushers in the ESSA.
Washington Post, by Emma Brown

Advocates demand state end improper use of force on special ed students
The letter from three advocacy groups calls for sweeping changes in the state’s oversight of behavioral practices in special education classrooms.
EdSource, by Jane Meredith Adams

Former LAUSD teacher gets 3 years, 8 months in prison for sex with boys
Michelle Yeh, 29, was sentenced immediately in Long Beach Superior Court after she pleaded no contest to multiple counts.
Los Angeles Daily News, by Larry Altman

Education technology graduates from the classroom to the boardroom
Despite the volume of novel products aimed at schools, the biggest investments are largely going to start-ups focused on higher education or job-related skills.
New York Times, by Natasha Singer

What high performing countries have to teach us about teacher training
In Shanghai, government regulations say you can’t get a teaching license until the master teacher says you’re ready.
Hechinger Report, by Emmanuel Felton

Solving the special ed teacher shortage: Quality, not quantity
All over the United States, schools are scrambling to find qualified special education teachers. There just aren’t enough of them to fill every open position.
NPR, by Lee Hale

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