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Morning Read: The battle over a new school ratings system

LA School Report | August 17, 2015

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Rating California schools is a big battle
It’s extremely difficult, bordering on impossible, to know what ratings system will emerge, or when. Fresno Bee

As school starts, LAUSD officials work to boost vaccination rates
LAUSD officials said preparations are underway to get ready for a stricter state law. Los Angeles Daily News

Report: No relationship between teacher pay, student results
The report looks at teacher salaries in the state’s 75 largest school districts and compares them to the district’s 2013 API scores. Los Angeles Daily News

Groups file complaint alleging civil rights violations in physical education
“Black and Hispanic students are systematically denied quality physical education,” according to the complaint. EdSource

ETS offers summer Smarter Balanced test scoring training to teachers
To help demystify the Common Core-aligned tests, the Educational Testing Service is providing several scoring training workshops for teachers this month. EdSource

Editorial: Jerry Brown’s con job on public schools
For observers of California’s public schools who look past the normal narratives and distractions, something bordering on despair is in order. San Diego Union-Tribune

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