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Friday, December 2, 2011

Pittsburg charter high school pilot approved by state after local rejection

A new charter school program for Pittsburg won state approval in November despite having been turned down by both city and county education boards.

Fewer schools keep librarians on staff

Fewer than 1 out of 4 schools in California is staffed with a credentialed librarian, according to the state Department of Education.

Baron: California steps forward & back on school data

California’s various education databases bring to mind that philosophical puzzle about the tree falling in a forest. The state has the ability to link the data systems and make them robust, but since there’s no political will to do that, how useful are they?

Big choices for LA teachers

In a break from their ongoing battle over teacher evaluations, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy and United Teachers Los Angeles President Warren Fletcher announced a tentative landmark deal deal this week giving great flexibility over working conditions and educational decisions rules to teachers at individual school sites where a supermajority (60 percent) approves.

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