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LA School Report | January 23, 2015

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Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children
The number of California parents who refuse to vaccinate their kindergartners dropped in 2014 for the first time in a dozen years. Los Angeles Times

Legislative leaders want to debate school bond
Gov. Jerry Brown has made it clear he doesn’t like the idea of issuing another statewide facilities bond anytime soon. SI&A Cabinet Report

Lani Guinier: We have a “testocracy” pretending to be a meritocracy
Lani Guinier’s recent book describes the tight linkage between standardized testing and family income. Diane Ravich’s blog

Counselors optimistic about resurgence in schools
Advocates say a shortage of counselors has hampered efforts to serve students. Ed Source

LAO backs repealing cap on districts’ reserves
The California School Boards Association’s campaign to persuade the Legislature to reverse a cap on school district reserves got a boost this week. Ed Source

LAUSD expert: Smart phones belong in schools
Educators can increase their power by maximizing the use of the apps available on their smart phones, according to Warren Dale, technology facilitator for LAUSD. The Journal

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