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LA School Report | July 1, 2014

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Final ruling in Vergara could be years in coming
Vergara v. California, in which a Superior Court judge struck down California’s teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws, may be headed for a lengthy appeals process. A clue to how long may lie in another far-from-resolved education lawsuit. This month marks three years since Alameda County Superior Court Judge Steven Brick issued a tentative ruling in Robles-Wong v. State of California. Edsource

CA Board of Education to clarify LCFF sanctions
Even as districts met the June deadline for meeting new accountability measures under the Local Control Funding Formula, changes to the system are already in the wind. Next week, the California State Board of Education will take up amendments that will clarify a county superintendent’s oversight role in the process. S&I Cabinet Report

California public schools to incorporate more STEM education
California public schools will begin to look a lot different in the next few years, as new STEM programs will begin to take shape. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Two years ago, a task force was formed to take a look at STEM education in California schools. ABC Local

How teachers unions use ‘Common Core’ to undermine reform
Opinion: This year’s battle over the introduction of Common Core standards in public schools has diverted attention from a more important but quieter battle led by teachers unions to eliminate school accountability and teacher evaluations. These two measures are the real engines that will drive educational improvement, and it’s critical that attempts to do away with them be blocked. WS Journal

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