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Homeless kids, chronic absenteeism, frustrated parents: L.A. Unified is back to school and trying to help

Nearly half a million Los Angeles children and teenagers streamed into more than 1,000 public campuses for a new school year Tuesday, many carrying burdens from the world outside through the schoolyard gates: homelessness, malnutrition and difficulties at home that can contribute to chronic absenteeism, discipline problems and low academic achievement.

August 20, 2019 | LA Times
SBCUSD vice president highlights district programs for 2019-2020

SBCUSD's Linked Learning has over 50 career pathway academies available to students at its nine high schools, linking students to potential employers through San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools' Generation GO program.

August 15, 2019 | Highland News
Is time up on standardized tests for college admissions?

The University of Chicago made headlines last June when it announced it was going test-optional to encourage more first-generation and low-income students to apply.

August 14, 2019 | Education Dive
How High-Quality Assessments Prepare Students For Workforce Readiness

Investors have been busy the past several weeks as many of the country’s largest companies released the most recent quarterly reports of their earnings and performance.

August 14, 2019 | Forbes
States Have a Chance to Align Career-Technical Education Plans With ESSA

It's easy to remember the federal education proposals that fizzled out or failed to get off the starting line during the last two-plus years. But President Donald Trump did sign a reauthorization of the federal law for career and technical education into law last summer, more than two years after President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act.

August 13, 2019 | EdWeek
What It Will Take For School Wraparound Supports To Fulfill Their Potential

In the most recent issue of Education Next, Mike McShane presents a strong take on the current state of integrated student supports—or wraparound services—in schools in his article “Supporting Students Outside the Classroom.”

August 7, 2019 | Forbes
High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

Miguel Hernandez spoke neither Spanish nor English when he arrived in California from a small Mexican mountain village four years ago.

August 7, 2019 | The 74
How Each State Distributes Money for Public Schools and At-Risk Students

The Every Student Succeeds Act has brought a new focus to school funding and how it works, including a new federal requirement for states to report how much individual schools receive per pupil.

August 6, 2019 | Education Week