Morning Read: Long Beach Unified bucking truancy trends
LA School Report | September 17, 2015
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Long Beach bucks truancy trends, gets absent students back in school
While recent studies show more elementary students playing hookie, Long Beach Unified has managed to cut its chronic truancy rate by more than half. Long Beach Press-Telegram
Chronic student absentee rate remains high, but tracking improves
Elementary school absenteeism remains “persistently high” in California, but more schools are tracking absences. EdSource
Classroom resources for financial literacy
Challenged with implementing Common Core State, state officials are also looking for ways to meet financial literacy requirements. Cabinet Report
NYC wants computer science mandatory but who’s going to teach it?
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants the city’s public schools to offer computer science for all high and middle school student. ThinkProgress
Compton Unified and Super Sprowtz launch salad bars
The school district teamed up with Super Sprowtz to kick-off a new salad bar program in all 22 of its elementary schools. Los Angeles Sentinel