2013 September School Reform News

Issue Date: 
September, 2013
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The September issue of School Reform News reports the Los Angeles Unified School District will be using a state grant to train teens to promote Obamacare to their family members. The article also points out, “One in three Los Angeles students never graduates high school.”

Also in this issue:

  • It will take only three more states to withdraw from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers national Common Core tests to jeopardize the group’s $186 million federal grant. Georgia announced its withdrawal from PARCC on July 22.
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio proposes federal tax-credit scholarships.
  • Pennsylvania lawmakers will consider ending Common Core after the state jettisoned national tests.
  • More Arizona children can get double the money in personal K-12 savings accounts under a new law.
  • A trailblazing Colorado district is the first to pay teachers by market value.
  • A new Ohio charter school energizes a downtrodden community.
  • Congressional Democrats and Republicans clash over reforms to No Child Left Behind, the largest federal education law, perpetuating gridlock.

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