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LA School Report | January 15, 2015

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LAUSD asks to postpone student test scores, so what’s next?
A decision on LAUSD’ s request that the state postpone use of test scores from this spring’s planned standardized exams may not come until March. KPCC

Los Angeles child protection team gears up for new year
The transition team appointed to initiate sweeping child protection reform in Los Angeles met for the first time in 2015 this week. The Chronicle of Social Change

3 reasons Democrats shouldn’t support rolling back NCLB testing
Some Democrats may be tempted to line up against testing out of frustration with problems around NCLB. Third Way

How to report test scores to parents debated
The new Smarter Balanced tests are schedule for this spring, and state education officials are worried about how parents will view the results. Ed Source

Sticking points complicate new accountability plans
The state board of education still faces the complex task of stitching together a cohesive testing policy. SI&A Cabinet Report

Local education politics has a watchdog in LA School Report
Although often described as a philanthropist, Jamie Alter-Lynton is a journalist and self-proclaimed citizen-activist. Jewish Journal

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