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Morning Read: More districts seek alternatives to suspensions

LA School Report | October 19, 2015

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Schools across US find alternatives to suspending students
The school districts in New York, Los Angeles and Denver are just some of those that have moved away from discipline policies that relied heavily on suspensions.
Associated Press, by Jamie Stengel

How Fresno Unified bond measure caught the eye of investigators
Critics say what Fresno Unified did was a blatant misuse of an exception a law that was intended to help poor school districts.
Fresno Bee, by Craig Kohlruss

For two sharply divided Manhattan schools, an uncertain path to integration
P.S. 191 and 199 are neighbors with glaring disparities. Competing plans could help integrate the schools, but not everyone is on board.
Chalkbeat New York, by Patrick Wall

LCAP reviews continue without evaluation tool
County offices of education are limited to using a simple, three-question criteria to determine adequacy of the Local Control Accountability Plans.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau

Are turnaround districts the answer for America’s worst schools?
State-run school districts have a shaky track record, but more are on the way.
Hechinger Report, by Emmanuel Felton

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