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LA School Report | January 27, 2016

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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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