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Morning Read: Legislature passes bigger budget for education

LA School Report | June 16, 2015

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Legislators pass a bigger budget for schools and early ed
The Legislature on Monday passed a $117.5 billion budget for 2015-16 that includes $700 million more for schools and community colleges. Ed Source

Award-winning teacher allegedly removed over Mark Twain quote 
Rafe Esquith’s attorney fired back Monday at LAUSD officials, saying the allegations are ruining a great man’s reputation for no reason. KCAL

U.S. kids need to drink more water, study finds
The study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that more than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. aren’t getting enough hydration. WRAL

Data mining finds lessons about procrastination
Highest grades are achieved by college students who start their homework at least three days in advance. Hechinger Report

Torlakson reinterprets department’s stance on teacher raises
Torlakson has softened clear-cut guidance his department issued regarding the use of money intended for underserved students to fund pay raises for teachers. Ed Source

A compromise in the war over school residency
Families have been spied upon, parents arrested and court battles waged over laws that say students must live within the district. SI&A Cabinet Report

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