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LA School Report | September 16, 2015

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Test scores to be only one factor in measuring school progress
The state is in the middle of building a new accountability system to replace the Academic Performance Index. EdSource

Editorial: This is why I send my son to private school
Did you see the test scores last week? This is why I send my son to private school. Los Angeles Times

Heeding call to keep troubled youth on grad track
A new planning effort is set to begin this month directing how schools and counties would work together to keep thousands of troubled students in class. SI&A Cabinet Report

School dropout study: ‘You don’t have to be Mother Teresa to help a kid.’
Supportive relationships with adults at school and in the community can play a buffering role increasing the chances that at-risk young people will stay in school. Washington Post

Commentary: Are gangs killing public education?
In the education wars, you could say that the Bloods and Crips manifest themselves as reformers and progressives. Hechinger Report

Union suspends strike; school to start Thursday in Seattle
After a five-day strike, the Seattle teachers union and Seattle Public Schools reached a tentative contract agreement. Seattle Times

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