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Morning Read: UTLA members vote for dues increase

LA School Report | February 11, 2016

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UTLA wins dues increase, vows to battle foes of traditional public education
The increase was approved by 82% of those who cast ballots, according to United Teachers Los Angeles, which tallied the votes Wednesday.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume

One way to improve kindergarten attendance: Take the school bus
Students who ride the school bus in the critical first year of formal education – kindergarten – are absent less often, according to a new study.
EdSource, by Jane Meredith Adams

Data on teacher prep grads will soon lead to consequences for some programs
More states are tying teacher data back to teacher preparation, report says.
Hechinger Report, by Jackie Mader

Lawmakers eyeing loan repayment as teacher incentive
In light of a statewide teacher shortage, California legislators are moving to resuscitate an abandoned loan repayment program.
Cabinet Report, by Alisha Kirby

Assessing assessments: The new wave of testing
Perhaps not surprisingly, PARCC and Smarter Balance correlate best to the Common Core standards.
U.S. News & World Report, by Lauren Camera

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