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LA School Report | November 11, 2015



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Next L.A. schools chief: A politically savvy educator who’s a superhero?
A look at the details of the superintendent search survey suggests that even Kryptonite could not stop the particular paragon being sought.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume


Schools fire back against physical education instruction lawsuit
Forty-two school districts are asking a court to throw out a lawsuit alleging that students do not receive the minimum amount of physical education instruction.
EdSource, by Jane Meredith Adams 


State board, advocacy groups spar over rubrics development
The new measuring tools being created by California officials are being closely watched – both by advocacy groups here and nationally.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau


S.F. parents urge programs for gifted, high-achieving students
The outcry revolved around changes made last year in math instruction, which included pushing the Algebra I course out of middle school and into freshmen year.
San Francisco Chronicle, by Jill Tucker


Chicago Teachers Union touts result of ‘practice’ strike vote
The union’s contract expired this summer, and the two sides weeks ago enlisted the help of a mediato, one step in a long process required before a strike.
Chicago Tribune, by Juan Perez Jr.


Remembering Sgt. York, a war hero who built a school
Here in Pall Mall, Tenn., you can walk up on the front porch of the Forbus General Store, est. 1892, and still hear Alvin C. York’s rich Tennessee accent.
NPR, by Noah Adams

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