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LA School Report | January 19, 2016



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Report: Schools increasingly turn to ‘underprepared’ teachers to fill vacancies
The report points to numerous studies that it says have found that the use of underprepared or substitute teachers can “harm student achievement.”
EdSource, by Louis Freedberg


Angelenos weigh in on new LAUSD superintendent
We asked Angelenos what they thought of the choice of Michelle King as the new superintendent for Los Angeles Unified.
Los Angeles Times, by Daniela Gerson


Common Core critics differ on whether review process is working
With nearly two dozen states revising the Common Core standards, policymakers are grappling with what role, if any, parents should have.
Hechinger Report, by Emmanuel Felton


A pathway to making career tech work
Ninety percent of students completing Capistrano Unified School District’s dental assistant career education program are hired for jobs right out of high school.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran


Debate over sex education rages on
Some parents and conservative activists insist that any school-based sex education emphasize sexual abstinence as the wisest course.
Associated Press, by David Crary


Classroom observations may hurt teachers more than they help, study says
Research indicates that evaluations based on observing teachers in the classroom often fail to meaningfully assess teacher performance.
eSchool News, by Laura Devaney

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