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LA School Report | July 6, 2015

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Hundreds of SoCal students can’t graduate after exit exam canceled
As the SB 172 bill moves through the legislature this summer, about 5,000 students across the state are stuck in graduation limbo. KPCC

150 years later, schools still a battlefield for interpreting Civil War
Texas’ guidelines for teaching American history do not mention the Ku Klux Klan or Jim Crow laws. Washington Post

The future of education glimpsed through this “laboratory”
As more schools turn to high-tech learning, a district in Mentor, Ohio, models classroom designs for the future. Hechinger Report

For this transgender third-grader, life as a boy is liberating
Meet 9-year-old Q Daily, who recently finished third grade at the Brooklyn New School in New York City. NPR

Rocketship Education is growing, some say too fast
Supporters insist the schools are just what poor kids in Nashville, Milwaukee and D.C. need. Hechinger Report

Rahm Emanuel: ‘I am not an education reformer’
The Chicago mayor just announced $200 million in school budget cuts and 1,400 staff lay-offs. The Atlantic

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