In the news: English learner lawsuit settled, teacher shortages and more Staff reports September 18, 2015 It’s Friday, Sept. 18, and here is a roundup of educational news stories of interest. Standardized test scores released last week are only one measure of student performance in an evolving accountability system. School districts are feeling the effects of years of teacher layoffs during the recession that has resulted in a shortage throughout the state. As part of a legal settlement, California has agreed to take steps to ensure that English learners are receiving quality instruction. Technology has opened up an opportunity for teachers to easily share instructional materials, both free and for profit. The Anaheim city council voted to help fund projects that will benefit students in the Anaheim Union High School District.