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LA School Report | July 23, 2015

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State’s top education official plans new accountability system to rate schools
Torlakson said he will announce the creation of a committee to formulate a new accountability system for evaluating and rating schools. Los Angeles Daily News

Commentary: What LAUSD needs in its next superintendent
The Los Angeles Unified School District has at most a year to replace Ramon C. Cortines as superintendent. Los Angeles Times

Educators take aim at needs of younger foster youth
LA Unified put most of its funding for foster youth into high schools. But research and advocates suggest that the problems start far earlier. Chronicle of Social Change

Issue of collective bargaining threatens evaluation reform
The chief authors of the two nearly identically worded bills would open all aspects of an evaluation to collective bargaining. EdSource

Common Core politics and elections: Where the standards stand
RealClearEducation compiled an (unscientific) heat map that assesses Common Core’s risk of revocation in each state. Real Clear Education

Lottery sales to hit $6b; record contribution set for schools
Surging revenues haven’t just been limited to the state’s general fund – the lottery has had a healthy upswing this year, too. SI&A Cabinet Report

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