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LA School Report | August 11, 2015

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Lawsuit claims state refuses to release data on English learners
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Public Counsel filed a lawsuit to force the department to release the documents. EdSource

Parents outraged over school bus fees
Some parents are upset that school districts in Southern California are charging for students to ride the bus. CBS Los Angeles

Court rejects retaliation claim over civil protections
Documentation of interaction with an aggressive parent by district personnel played a big role in leading a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit. SI&A Cabinet Report

New York State test questions tricky for 3rd Graders, and maybe some adults
New York’s exams are considered some of the toughest in the country. New York Times

Spotlight on High Tech High in San Diego raises questions about its model
The project-based model emphasizes depth over breadth and is considered a national model for “deeper learning.’ Hechinger Report

John Oliver targets sex ed on ‘Last Week Tonight’
“Teaching sex ed in schools is really important for obvious reasons: No parent wants to talk to their kids about sex, and no kid wants to talk about sex with their parents,” Oliver said. iSchoolGuide

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