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• The state of the schools is…surreal. That’s according to Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette. He delivered the annual “State of the Schools” address Tuesday morning. Sublette said the school board is asking the state legislature for a one-year “hold harmless” period for the new standardized tests. They were administered for the first time a few weeks ago. Test scores determine teacher pay, school funding, and student placement. A “hold harmless” period would make this year’s rollout, which was marred by computer glitches, more of a dress rehearsal. In other words, the test scores wouldn’t count. And they shouldn’t, Sublette told 90.7 News, because the test hasn’t even been benchmarked yet. No one knows what the passing score is. “That’s almost something out … Read More »
• After more than a year of wrangling, Orange County commissioners cleared the way to build a new relief high school in the Windermere rural settlement. This week, Darryl Owens looks at what it took to reach the construction compromise, and what might happen next. Read More »
• A 6-year-old can’t be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids. Read More »
• If your child is hurt, injured or assaulted at a public school, chances are, somebody is going to be held accountable –public schools are scrutinized, documents are public, administrators are generally accountable for their actions and people don’t get off the hook easily if a report of abuse, injury or neglect is made.
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