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LA School Report | April 2, 2015

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Literacy gap between Latino and white toddlers starts early, study shows
Latino toddlers whose language comprehension is roughly similar to white peers at 9 months old fall significantly behind by the time they are 2, according to a study. Los Angeles Times

Woodland Hills school could be reopened as high school science lab
El Camino Real Charter High School officials are changing plans that called for reopening a Woodland Hills elementary school as a campus for troubled students. Los Angeles Daily News

As NYSUT endorses testing opt-outs, city union holds back
New York State United Teachers, along with its national and New York City counterparts, has made no secret of its problems with standardized tests. Chalkbeat New York

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Atlanta educators convicted in school cheating scandal
It was a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation’s history. New York Times

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