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LA School Report | June 8, 2015

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Ending senior year with a bang isn’t cheap at many L.A.-area high schools
Sticker shock has hit families hard in these final weeks of high school, which are filled with expensive events. Los Angeles Times

State lawmakers want to change teachers evaluations
State legislators are approving bills that will revamp teacher evaluations for the first time in 44 years. Daily Democrat

Local funding, Common Core combined are ‘extraordinarily ambitious’
For more than three decades, Lenny Mendonca has analyzed big problems and recommended big fixes in government. Ed Source

Editorial: Traditional teaching faces a cyberthreat from school model
AltSchool is trying to modernize education for the digital age. Los Angeles Times

Do lazy June school days include too many movies and parties?
It was June 1, the traditional beginning of parental complaints about how little work is done as the school year nears an end. Washington Post

This is where school funding is the least ‘fair,’ according to new reports
At a time when an increasing number of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch nationwide, the disparities in resources are deep. Huffington Post

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