AM News: Democrats Battle Each Other In LA
Eric Bauman v. Gloria Romero in Assembly District 46 LA Weekly: An obscure California state Assembly race in the San Fernando Valley has become a proxy war over which wing of the Democratic Party controls school reform in America.
Many cool on making teacher ratings public USA Today: Speaking to Education Week, a trade publication, [Duncan] credited the Times with shining a light on the data, but asked, "Do you need to publish every single teacher's rating in the paper? I don't think you do."
Greater Preschool Access Crucial To State Future AP via HuffPost: Inadequate preschooling is causing Michigan students to fall behind early, making it harder to develop the talented workforce needed for the state to be competitive, business leaders said Wednesday.
Can You Really Teach A Kid To Become Bullyproof? AP via HuffPost: Books, videos and websites promise to show parents how to protect their kids from being bullied; school districts are buying curricula with names like "Bully-Proofing Your School," a well-regarded program used in thousands of classrooms.
Summer “brain drain” worse for poor kids CNN: Some call it ‘the summer slide.’ Some call it ‘the summer brain drain.’ But whatever you call it, summer learning loss is a real phenomenon that has plagued students since summer vacations began.
Texas school district to track kids with chips CNN: Does tracking school children with computer chips make them more safe - or more vulnerable?
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Charter school teachers file unfair labor complaint against network Chicago Tribune: Teachers and staff at a Chicago charter school for troubled youths have filed an unfair labor complaint that claims the network that runs the school announced plans to close it a day after teachers voted to form a union.
Los Angeles School District’s Settlement in Sex-Harassment Case Is in Dispute NYT: Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District announced last week that they had reached a deal in a senior employee’s case against former Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines.
California neglects education of English learners, lawsuit claims LAT: The suit accuses California of poor oversight and says the state must, by law, act to make sure students who are learning English are keeping pace academically with their peers.