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  • Teachers union agrees to reopen talks on evaluations

    The head of the Los Angeles teachers union said Saturday that he has accepted city school district officials' proposal to reopen negotiations over teacher evaluations but stopped short of saying whether a method tying teacher reviews to their students'...
  • Teachers blast L.A. Times for releasing effectiveness rankings

    National and local teachers unions sharply criticized The Times on Sunday when the newspaper published a database of about 6,000 third- through fifth-grade city school teachers ranked by their effectiveness in raising student test scores. "It is the...
  • Teacher leader opposes database

    Teacher leader opposes database
    The head of the American Federation of Teachers said Wednesday that she believed parents have a right to know how well their children's teachers are rated on employee evaluations, but strongly disagreed with The Times' decision to publish data showing how...
  • D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.

    WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation. The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...
  • Study supports teacher ratings

    Study supports teacher ratings
    For The Record Teacher scores: A Dec. 11 article in the LATExtra section reported that a preliminary study by education experts had found that teachers whose students said they "taught to the test" scored lower than average on value-added analysis. In...
  • Study critical of teacher layoffs

    A study of Washington state teachers found that deciding layoffs based solely on who has the least seniority has a significant effect on students' ability to learn. The study comes as tens of thousands of teachers around the country stand to lose their...
  • Union, district reach agreement

    COSTA MESA — The Newport Mesa Federation of Teachers has reached a tentative pact with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, agreeing to a one-year contract in which there will be no raises and no work furloughs, said Kimberly Claytor, the...
  • DISD Budget Cuts: Teachers and Support Staff Will Lose Jobs

    DISD Budget Cuts: Teachers and Support Staff Will Lose Jobs
    DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was the bearer of bad news to a stunned school board. His message is plan for the worst and the numbers are staggering. To cut $253 million dollars the district would have to fire 3,100 teachers and counselors--...
  • Thousands of state workers forced to pay union fees

    Maryland's largest state employee union is set to begin collecting fees from nonmembers this month — a move that sets up the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for what could be a $4.7 million gain...
  • Thousands Protest Education Cuts at Texas Capitol

    Thousands Protest Education Cuts at Texas Capitol
    The Texas Tribune Want to get the attention of 11,000 Texans? Propose a $10 billion spending cut to public education. Parents, educators and students from across the state marched to the Capitol Saturday for the Save Texas Schools rally to express their...
  • Baltimore Teachers Union surprises special educator with extreme classroom makeover

    Baltimore Teachers Union surprises special educator with extreme classroom makeover
    On any given day, the activity in Ellen Vikestad's classroom would resemble a round of bumper cars. As Vikestad and her special-needs students at Claremont High School have made their way from one end of her cramped classroom to the other for lessons,...