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Morning Read: State creates early childhood center rating system

LA School Report | January 20, 2015

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California creates system for rating early childhood centers
The system is a result of the only statewide grants California received from President Barack Obama’s signature $4.3 billion Race to the Top program. Ed Source

Number of public school students in poverty passes 50%
A new report from the Southern Education Foundation found that over half of U.S. public school students are eligible for free-and-reduced lunch. Education Dive

Some of the youngest learners need mental health treatment
According to a report, 13 percent of infants a year-old and younger and 44 percent of all 2- to 5-year-olds were assault victims in the prior year. The Hechinger Report

“Schools in Context”: A major study comparing the U.S. to 8 other nations
The report tells a different story about international comparisons by looking at a broad range of indicators, not just test scores. Diane Ravich’s blog

Teen sues Culver City district over alleged sexual assault
The school failed to monitor its grounds during the attack, the plaintiffs argue. NBC Los Angeles

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