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Morning Read: LAUSD Grad Rate Low but Climbing

Samantha Oltman | November 28, 2012

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Calif. Grad Rate in Bottom Half of All US; LAUSD’s Even Lower
The high school graduation rate in California ranks in the bottom half of all U.S. states, with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s own graduation rate well below the state’s, according to data released Tuesday. CBS

An L.A. Unified Road Map
A six-year study provides a wealth of information on how to recruit, assign, pay and, when necessary, lay off teachers in ways that help students most. LA Times Editorial

LAUSD ‘Jails’ Fill With Teachers as Misconduct Complaints Rise
They call it “teacher jail” – the administrative offices where nearly 300 Los Angeles Unified educators accused of misconduct spend months on end reading, blogging or texting. LA Daily News

Charter Proponents Focus On Shutting Down Failing Schools
On Wednesday morning, NACSA head Greg Richmond will join New Jersey Schools Commissioner Chris Cerf and California charter schools advocate Jed Wallace at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club to announce a new campaign, “One Million Lives,” that aims to crack the whip on the duds. Huff Po

School Funding Changes Debated at Educators Meeting
Educators at a private meeting Tuesday sounded off on an expected proposal to increase state financial support to disadvantaged school districts. KPCC

High School Grad Rates Tell a Tale
Let’s assume, for sake of argument or column-writing, that the fundamental task of any public school system is to maximize the number of students who graduate from high school and are ready to either enter the workforce or further their educations. Sac Bee


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