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LA School Report | October 7, 2015

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California poised to grant high school diplomas retroactively
The state of California is poised to give between 40,000 and 150,000 diplomas to former students who failed to pass the California High School Exit Exam, or CAHSEE.
EdSource, by Louis Freedberg

Parents of teen killed outside East L.A. middle school sue LAUSD
Steven Cruz was stabbed about 3 p.m. Jan. 23 outside Griffith Middle School just as classes were being dismissed for the day. MyNewsLA, by Hillary Jackson

Report highlights education inequities in nine California cities
The report was released Wednesday by the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education.
EdSource, by Theresa Harrington

Updating key things new teachers should know and do
Teaching Performance Expectations, or TPEs, were first developed in 2001 and have been amended from time to time since.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau

Test scores under Common Core show that ‘proficient’ varies by state
Ohio seems to have taken a page from Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average.
New York Times, by Motoko Rich

California’s Aspire charter network gets a blended-learning boost 
Aspire Public Schools announced last week that the network will expand its blended learning program to 15 of its 38 schools.
Hechinger Report, by Nichole Dobo

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