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LA School Report | April 6, 2015

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Los Angeles Unified’s teachers are old and costly
For every teacher under the age of 25, there are more than 19 older than 56, according to district data. Los Angeles Daily News

Many LAUSD elementary schools in South LA still don’t have library staff
Since January, the Los Angeles Unified School district has reopened more than 200 elementary school libraries. KPCC

In a NY county, teaching artists aid students in Common Core push
A class takes a step forward toward meeting the English Language Arts requirements under the set of academic standards known as the Common Core. New York Times

School parents take cooperative approach to reform
Lexington Elementary School exhibited many of the classic characteristics of schools that wage parent-trigger campaigns in California. Ed Source

Leaf blower as metaphor, a conversation with Green Dot founder
California recently hung out with education rabble-rouser Steve Barr. Los Angeles Times

Researcher’s webinar challenges attendance myths
A growing body of research that shows the best way to improve student outcomes is by ensuring class attendance – every single day. SI&A Cabinet Report

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