Morning Read: LAUSD rehires lawyer dismissed over teen sex case
LA School Report | October 8, 2015
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LAUSD brings back lawyer who said student could consent sex with teacher
The district announced last November that it would sever ties with the attorney, W. Keith Wyatt. It has now rehired his firm for several cases.
Los Angeles Times, by Teresa Watanabe
New law calls for modernized role of school counselors
The law comes as schools and districts not only in California but across the nation struggle to provide even meager access to academic counselors.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran
Eli Broad and the end of public education as we know it
If there were still any doubt about Eli Broad’s desire to gut traditional public education, it has been erased.
Capital and Main, by Marc Haefele
Governor signs bill allowing diplomas for students who failed exit exam
Senate Bill 172 will require school districts to award diplomas to students who met every other graduation target but failed the exit exam.
EdSource, by Fermin Leal and Theresa Harrington
Board OKs settlement over principal who hypnotized students
The settlement closes a bizarre, yearslong case that began after a former principal admitted he hypnotized dozens of students. Several committed suicide shortly after.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, by Shelby Webb
In exit exam limbo: Telesis Radford
If Telesis Radford scored two points higher on the math portion of the California High School Exit Exam, the last nine years of her life may have turned out very differently.
EdSource, by Matt Levin and Tiffany Lew