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Morning Read: Teacher layoffs up this year in state

LA School Report | March 13, 2015

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California teacher layoffs up slightly this year
Layoffs are up slightly this year from last. But they’re overwhelmingly lower than during the recession. Capital Pubic Radio

Fourth-grade teacher at LA School arrested, suspected of child abuse
Thelmo Garcia, a fourth-grade teacher at Rosewood Elementary School, on Croft Avenue, was arrested off campus Wednesday. NBC Los Angeles

New Boston superintendent gets 5-year contract with $257,00 starting salary
The Boston School Committee unanimously approved a five-year contract Wednesday night. WBUR

Man charged after boy, 9, brings loaded handgun to Tarzana school
A Canoga Park man faces jail time after a 9-year-old boy brought a semi-automatic handgun to a Tarzana elementary school last week. Los Angeles Daily News

Commentary: Why the Smarter Balanced math test is fatally flawed
If the results are disappointing, who should shoulder the blame—the students, their teachers, the administrators, the standards? Ed Surge

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