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David Verdugo: California Must Support Its Latino Students

On Wednesday, for EdSource, executive director of the California Latino Superintendents Association David Verdugo explained why he believes that now, more than ever, California needs to support its Latino students in order to increase the number of Latino high school graduates ready to enter college and career. According to Verdugo, […continue]

Connecticut School Choice Lottery Cap is a Cap on Student Potential

Yesterday, for The CT Mirror, Jacqueline Rabe Thomas reported that while Connecticut will continue with a school choice lottery that originated many years ago as an attempt to desegregate schools in Hartford, the state Department of Education did not clarify whether it will fund additional seats for students in desegregated magnet and suburban […continue]

AB 1220: The Teacher and Student Success Act

On Wednesday, The 74’s Sarah Favot covered the introduction of the Teacher and Student Success Act (AB 1220), a California bill introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) with the support of Teach Plus and Educators for Excellence. The legislation would extend the probationary period for awarding teacher tenure from two to three years and […continue]

Growing Concerns about California School Dashboard

Yesterday, LA School Report’s Mike Szymanski covered the growing concern among parents and community organizations across California that the state’s new School Dashboard is far too complex and inaccessible to its intended audience. This new, statewide public school rating system represents an attempt by the State of California to replace the Academic Performance Index […continue]

LAUSD Board of Education Election: Don’t Forget to Vote!

Yesterday, LA School Report published a list detailing everything Los Angeles voters should know about the thirteen candidates running for the LAUSD Board of Education, ahead of next Tuesday’s election. Three of the seven seats are up for election this year, and with a potential runoff in May, the race […continue]

Duncan and Lhamon: Why We Must Protect Rights for Transgender Students

Today, in an op-ed published by the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon criticized the Trump administration’s decision to rescind guidance clarifying civil rights protections for transgender students — including directives allowing students to use school […continue]

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