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Morning Read: Suspensions, expulsions fall again in California

LA School Report | January 14, 2016

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Suspensions and expulsions decline as districts adopt alternatives, state says
The number of students expelled and suspended from California schools continued to decline in 2014-15.
EdSource, by Jane Meredith Adams

How one student asked the state to tackle a looming education question
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act, is requiring the state to rethink how it grades schools.
Los Angeles Times, by Joy Resmovits

Education board moves to assert state’s role in school accountability
Members of the State Board of Education expressed optimism that they can create a single system that meshes federal, state and local approaches to school improvement.
EdSource, by John Fensterwald

Netflix chief announces $100 million fund for education
Netflix founder and chief executive Reed Hastings, a longtime supporter of charter schools, is creating a $100 million foundation for education.
Washington Post, by Emma Brown

Some Detroit schools close due to teacher absences
The district reported at least five closings Wednesday, compared with about two dozen on Tuesday and more than 60 on Monday.
Associated Press, by Ed White

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