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Morning Reading: Testing, Testing…

Hillel Aron | July 25, 2012

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• Judge James C. Chalfant has set a deadline for LAUSD to comply with the Stull Act, which, according to the judge’s decision last month, mandates that objective measurement of pupil progress be included in teacher evaluations. Or rather, the judge sent the attorneys into the hallway of the courthouse to hammer out an agreement. They came up with December 4th of this year. KPCC

• Meanwhile, in Sacramento, a long dormant bill that essentially state in plain (well, plainer) english what Judge Chalfant’s interpretation of the Stull Act is (i.e., it would mandate teacher evaluations include student progress), AB 5, is set to resurface. The bill is sponsored by Felipe Fuentes, who just so happens to be running for L.A. City Council. SI&A Cabinet Report

• Release of the scores for the State’s standardized tests, the so-called STARs, will be delayed two weeks, thanks to an investigation into potential cheating, after 36 questions showed up on social media websites. The scores are set to be released August 31. OC Register

• The Adelanto School Board will hold an emergency meeting at 2 PM today, where they’ll discuss the future of Desert Trails Elementary School, site of the recent and successful parent revolution. Redlands Daily Facts

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