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LA School Report | June 12, 2015

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LA Unified explores transitional kindergarten option for more 4-year-olds
The state’s largest school district is considering expanding its transitional kindergarten to more 4-year-olds – a move that could affect other districts statewide. Ed Source

Discounting play time in kindergarten
Supporters of early reading requirements say students who are not proficient by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. SI&A Cabinet Report

College Advising Corps tries to close the counselor gap in California
Private advisers in public schools could help more students from low-income families apply to college. Hechinger Report

High school students create haunting artwork about standardized tests
A teacher asked her students to create art based on their feelings about standardized testing. Huffington Post

Student teaching key to teacher retention, report says
Aspire Public Schools and San Francisco Unified both use a new teachers preparation program that has earned high marks for teacher retention. Ed Source

Study points to charter school superiority: Guest commentary
A study finds that Alliance charter schools have better educational achievement outcomes than students at traditional public schools. Los Angeles Daily News

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