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Morning Read: Top education issues for 2015

LA School Report | January 5, 2015

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EdWatch 2015: 10 issues to watch
2015 promises to be a pivotal year for several major reforms in public education. Ed Source

Wi-Fi-enabled bus connects students in poor Calif. community
The school bus Wi-Fi program started this fall is one example of how a poor and underserved community is trying to help students get better connected. Ed Week

Law allows opt out of low-performing OC schools; why don’t more parents use it?
Few parents have taken advantage of a little-known law that allows students to transfer out of poor-performing schools. Orange County Register

New school performance model takes shape
The question of when schools can expect to be held answerable to the new performance measures could be delayed until the 2015-16 school year. SI&A Cabinet Report

Torlakson has key vacancies to fill
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will be filling some key staff positions when he begins his second term on Monday. Ed Source

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