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Morning Read: State sets federal K-8 attendance goal at 90 percent

LA School Report | September 4, 2015

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SBE sets federal K-8 attendance goal at 90 percent
The state board moved Wednesday to hold elementary and middle schools accountable for a minimum attendance rate of 90 percent. SI&A Cabinet Report

Report: Kindergarten attendance linked to future academic success
A new report revealed kindergarten attendance is linked to future academic success. iSchoolGuide

The first day of high school, with one of Orange County’s best teachers
We wanted to know, how do teachers set the tone for the year? To answer this question, we visited Kathleen Switzer. Los Angeles Times

How a dumpy LA hotel room became a metaphor for school choice
Shavar Jeffries, the new president of Democrats for Education Reform, used a hotel in Los Angeles this week to explain how school choice could work. Los Angeles Times

Challenged by charters, private and parochial school enrollments fall
Old-line independent schools scramble for new ways to fill seats, make money. Hechinger Report

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