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LA School Report | October 26, 2015

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Obama administration announces new testing guidelines
The Obama administration announced new guidelines toward standardized tests, saying kids spend too much time taking “unnecessary” exams in schools.
CNN, by Laurie Ure and Kevin Liptak

Families are choosing this L.A. school over privates and charters
As L.A. Unified’s enrollment shrinks, with tens of thousands of students fleeing to charter and private schools and to other areas, Porter Ranch reflects a reverse trend.
Los Angeles Times, by Teresa Watanabe

Commentary: How not to help English-language learners
A huge omnibus study of English-learner education in California faults the state for not having any rigorous effort to determine what works and what doesn’t.
By San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board

California students with dyslexia gain ground with new law
A new law requires schools to assess struggling readers specifically for dyslexia, the most prevalent learning disability in the U.S.
EdSource, by Jane Meredith Adams

District PIOs: Critical link between schools, community
Typically relegated to a behind-the-scenes role, a district communication officer serves an important position in bridging public schools with the community.
Cabinet Report, by Alisha Kirby

Fair offers students of color a better shot at prep school dreams
Dozens of well-dressed Southern California middle-schoolers attended a fair at Occidental College to hone their interviewing skills.
Los Angeles Times, by Tony Barboza

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