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August 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Round-up: Failing-school letters headed out to parents, former lunch lady takes over NEA

Failing-school letters go out to Washington parents: Parents across the state will soon begin receiving letters telling them their child’s school district is failing under No Child Left Behind. Twenty-eight districts have also prepared a second letter that argues schools are actually doing far better than the federal law suggests.

Former lunch lady takes over country’s biggest education union (The Washington Post): Lily Eskelsen García will become head of the National Education Association in three weeks. Her first priority: moving away from standardized testing.

LA schools welcome young immigrants from Central America (Los Angeles Times): The Los Angeles Unified School District is expected to enroll 1,000 recent immigrants from that part of the world this fall.

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