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Morning Read: Will the real Michelle King please stand up?

LA School Report | January 27, 2016



From L.A. Unified teacher to superintendent: Who is the real Michelle King?
There’s not much recent public evidence by which to evaluate King’s suitability for one of the most important positions in education.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume


Plaintiff in lawsuit updates costs of inadequate funding
The school boards association argues in a new report that California would have to spend between $22 billion and $42 billion more annually for K-12 schools.
EdSource, by John Fensterwald


Even at schools, so much comes down to size and money
In schools, where attendance generates the lion’s share of revenue and correlates with administrator salaries, the two are inseparable. Size equals money.
Modesto Bee, by Nan Austin


Turkey wants Fremont school board to reject charter school
In a bizarre twist, an attorney representing the Turkish government spoke against Magnolia Public Schools at a recent Fremont school board meeting.
San Jose Mercury News, by By Rebecca Parr


Advocates pushing for subgroup accountability
Among the concerns of the advocacy groups is that the rubrics, as currently designed, might diminish the still lagging performance of subgroups.
Cabinet Report, by Tom Chorneau


Spending in nation’s schools falls again, with wide variation across states
The nation’s per-pupil spending on K-12 public schools dropped in 2013 for the third year in a row.
Washington Post, by Emma Brown

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