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Morning Read: Voters unfamiliar with Local Control Funding Formula

LA School Report | August 28, 2015

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Most voters haven’t heard of Local Control Funding Formula
Two-thirds of those surveyed said they had never heard anything about the Local Control Funding Formula. EdSource

Dan Walters: Poor kids’ school aid diverted
Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union surveyed the “local control accountability plans” of 40 large districts and found them wanting. Sacramento Bee

CDC gives schools good grades for nutrition
Federal authorities give American schools good grades for improving the nutritional quality of food served, but there’s still room for improvement. Los Angeles Times

2015 Superintendent of the Year: High-stakes testing is ‘fool’s gold’ 
Philip D. Lanoue is the superintendent of the 13,000-student Clarke County School District in Georgia, the most impoverished county in the state. Washington Post

How schools are handling an ‘overparenting’ crisis
Two new books make strikingly similar claims about today’s youth and their parents. NPR

Hunger strike over future of Chicago school enters its 11th day
Parents, teachers and activists are fighting to defend a high school the Chicago Public School Board voted to close several years ago. NPR

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