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LA School Report | July 16, 2015

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Senate rejects effort to give feds more say in identifying failing schools
The measure was opposed by many Republicans who want to rein in the federal government’s influence over education. Washington Post

Teachers back in school to master Common Core standards
School’s out for summer – although maybe not, if your job is to teach the Common Core State Standards. Ed Source

School district separation financially viable
Santa Monica and Malibu’s school districts have formed a less than perfect union for several decades. Malibu Times

Early start divides schools, parents
Some parents are upset because the Capistrano Unified School District is moving up the school calendar. Orange County Register

Denver is leading the way in dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline
In the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 school years, in-school suspensions dropped 27 percent. Huffington Post

California students learn STEM concepts at Solar Science Academy
With about 300 high school students attending this year, the one-week program aims to immerse participants in a solar-focused curriculum. The Journal

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