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LA School Report | June 3, 2015

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Teacher evaluation bill moves to Senate floor
A bill that would allow teacher unions to negotiate various aspects of their own job performance evaluations is expected to be considered on the Senate floor this week. SI&A Cabinet Report

Los Angeles River School teaches water conservation through gardening
The pilot school is one of only three schools in the entire Los Angeles Unified School District that uses reclaimed water for its landscaping. ABC7

Schools face challenge of explaining Common Core test results to parents
At stake is whether parents – and by extension students themselves – will be able to understand what the scores on the new tests mean. Ed Source

How the new GED is failing students
The GED is affecting students all across California. LA Unified stopped administering the GED altogether last year, relying exclusively on the HiSET. East Bay Express

California Assembly moves to expand sex education in schools
The legislation would require schools to teach more about sexually transmitted infections and discuss same-sex relationships when teaching HIV prevention. CBS Los Angeles

Canada’s forced schooling of aboriginal children was ‘cultural genocide’ 
The schools, financed by the government but run largely by churches, were in operation for more than a century, from 1883 until the last one closed in 1998. New York Times

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