Lawmakers getting serious about improving attendance

(Calif.) Some of the savings generated from a voter initiative to reduce California’s prison population would be used to help keep at-risk kids in school, under a bill pending in the Legislature.

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After three years, readiness measures are still not ready

In 1970 when Bob Dylan put out a double album consisting of covers, outtakes and unremarkable live performances, a review in Rolling Stone opened with, “What is this sh*t?” The same kind of reaction was offered by the California State Board of Education for the indicators of “college and career readiness” developed by the California Department of Education.

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