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Morning Read: Violent crime on campuses drops nationwide

Craig Clough | May 26, 2015

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Survey Finds 9% Drop In Reported Violent Crimes On School Grounds
Public schools nationwide are tightening their security measures in the years surrounding the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. iSchoolReport

Programs aim to boost preschool educations for low-income children
Decades of research show that what children learn between birth and 5 years old makes a major difference. Los Angeles Times

Report urges more attention to English learners in LCAPs
Advocates for English learners sharply criticized school districts’ failure to explicitly commit money and adequately address students’ language needs. Ed Source

Breakfast in the classroom debuts to controversy at Valley LAUSD school
Controversy continues to be served up alongside breakfast in classrooms as Los Angeles Unified rolls out morning meals. Los Angeles Daily News

Students to spend less time taking Common Core-based exam
Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests. Associated Press

Dreams of sports stardom lead disadvantaged students astray
A new book portrays after-school tutoring sessions for athletes as a well-intended gesture to help kids that instead leads them astray. Washington Post

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