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LA School Report | July 17, 2015

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Group sues 13 districts for not using test scores in teacher evaluations
The lawsuit targets school systems in the state that have barred the use of test results through collective-bargaining agreements with teachers unions. Los Angeles Times

CA law bars consent as a defense in child sexual-abuse lawsuits
Gov. Brown announced he signed legislation introduced after LAUSD avoided liability for a teacher having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Orange County Register

No-bid practice for funding school projects found illegal
Billions of dollars in California school construction projects are now in legal limbo. San Francisco Chronicle

Half of new teachers quit profession in 5 years? Not true, new study says
The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics made the new finding in a study released in April. Ed Source

Crime stats show troubling trend at nation’s schools
A general decline in serious crime on K-12 school campuses nationwide appears to be reversing. SI&A Cabinet Report

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