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Morning Read: Weakest Teachers, Neediest Students

LA School Report | November 19, 2012



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New L.A. teachers too often placed with neediest students, study finds 
More so than in the other districts, Los Angeles schools also disproportionately placed newer teachers with less-proficient students  –-  who are an average six months behind peers assigned to more experienced instructors. Los Angeles Times


Schools eat up challenge of new federal nutrition standards
At the recent California School Nutrition Assn.’s annual conference, 11 teams competed to concoct healthier fare that even children would like. Los Angeles Times


LA Unified student stores feed appetite for alternative lunches
Unlike the Los Angeles Unified School District’s cafeterias, which are managed by its food services department, the more than 160 student stores on middle and high school campuses have a bit more autonomy. Los Angeles Times


Beyond Proposition 30
Prop. 30, while representing the first major affirmation of the public’s support for schools in years, still leaves on the table a range of major education challenges. EdSource (opinion)


Richard Bloom Maintains Lead Over Betsy Butler
In the nail-biting California Assembly District 50 race, it’s still a close contest, but Democratic Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom continues to maintain a lead over Democratic Assemblywoman Betsy Butler. LA Weekly


Pali High Testing New Student Data System
Infinite Campus aims to provide parents, students and teachers a much needed update to student information access – from attendance to grades – from the outdated system through LAUSD. Pacific Palisades Patch


The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Even when reform passes, teachers unions engage in massive resistance.Wall Street Journal (opinion)

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