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Morning Read: Why this week escalated the conflict over charters

Mike Szymanski | February 12, 2016

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As LAUSD charter schools conflict escalates, here’s what you need to know
Here’s a look at why this week appeared to escalate the conflict between the forces for and against charter schools in Los Angeles.
KPCC, by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Porter Ranch gas leak stopped, officials say
The methane leak that caused thousands to flee their homes and two schools to move temporarily is now plugged, officials confirmed.
Daily News, by Gregory J. Wilcox

Science teachers’ grasp of climate change is found lacking
A survey found that teachers spent little time on the topic — just one to two hours on average over an academic year.
The New York Times, by John Schwartz

Gov. Jerry Brown opposes $9 billion school bond measure
The governor erected a political hurdle for new school construction and said the “blunderbuss effort” squanders money that would be better spent in low-income communities.
Los Angeles Times, by Melanie Mason

Transgender student’s locker room use causes stir at San Diego high school
A teenager who was born female and uses the boys’ locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego has triggered a dispute over a state law that seeks to accommodate transgender students.
Los Angeles Times, by Gary Warth

Obama formally names Education Secretary nominee
President Obama has nominated John B. King Jr. to lead the Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the beginning of the year.
The Hill, by Jordan Fabian

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