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  • When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count

    When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count
    John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district.
  • UTLA won't accept pay cuts, 'value-added'

    UTLA won't accept pay cuts, 'value-added'
    The state's largest teachers union Wednesday fired an early salvo in contract negotiations, serving notice that it wouldn't accept pay cuts easily and that it won't consider linking teacher evaluations to student test scores in the Los Angeles Unified...

    10 things you might not know about tipping

    10 things you might not know about tipping
    For many Americans, the holidays mean tipping. There are gifts for the newspaper carrier, the postal worker, the baby sitter. And now, here's a holiday tip for you — 10 facts a-leaping: 1 The nation's best tippers dine in New Orleans, leaving an...

    Ron Kaye: Welcome to the China Century

    Longtime Los Angeles Teachers Union leader A.J. Duffy has changed his mind. He’s fought against charter schools, but now he’s starting his own; he’s protected tenure but now wants it easier to fire bad teachers, even to limit the...

    On The Chopping Block: List Of Academically At-Risk Schools Out

    On The Chopping Block: List Of Academically At-Risk Schools Out
    A new list of academically troubled New York City schools is out, and while parents and students citywide are wondering what their school's fate is, the new list is hitting one neighborhood particularly hard. The building that houses Wadleigh High School...