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  • Franklin Graham, Tim Keller will be guests on ABC’s ‘This Week’

     
    For Easter, ABC's "This Week" will offer interviews with the Rev. Franklin Graham and Pastor Tim Keller. Graham is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Keller wrote "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism."...
  • Sunday shows: Rice, Graham, Rubin, O'Neill

     
    Also appearing on Sunday shows are John McCain, Rick Santorum, Michael Bloomberg, Joe Lieberman, Michael Bennett, Nicholas Burns and Randi Weingarten....
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 24 - 30 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 24 - 30 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • National union leader Weingarten to visit Orlando tomorrow

     
    Randi Weingarten, the firebrand president of the American Federation of Teachers and the best-known national spokesperson for teachers, will be visiting Orlando on Thursday. “Randi wanted to come to Orlando to see a community that’s doing...
  • L.A. Unified and charter groups win teacher evaluation grants

     
    The Los Angeles Unified School District and three local charter-school groups have won federal grants to develop their teacher and principal evaluation systems, the U.S. Department of Education has announced. L.A. Unified, California’s largest...
  • Anti-Michelle Rhee website traced back to teacher’s union

     
    Since I know how much love there is for Michelle Rhee (and Rhee-related news) among SchoolZone readers, I wanted to pass on this development: A site called RheeFirst.com, which goes after Michelle Rhee's track record in a very personal way, has been...
  • Are charters a drain on traditional public schools?

    Are charters a drain on traditional public schools?
    Today's topic: How much of a fiscal drain on state and local districts are charter schools? Is it necessarily bad that the proliferation of charter schools puts pressure on low-performing districts? Charters are a legitimate part of the public school...
  • California's higher education system could face decline

    California's higher education system could face decline
    California's master plan for higher education, the product of an era of seemingly limitless opportunity, was nearly 30 years old when Nicolette Lafranchi was born in 1988. By the time she turned 20 last year, the plan was working well for her, just as...
  • Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations

    Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations
    When Terry Grier was hired to run the San Diego Unified School District in January 2008, he hoped to bring with him a revolutionary tool that had never been tried in a large California school system. Its name -- "value-added" -- sounded innocuous enough....
  • Public education in U.S. falls short, Obama says

    President Barack Obama strongly condemned the state of public education Tuesday, calling for more charter schools, higher salaries for effective teachers and the faster firing of bad ones, an agenda that could put him at odds with some longtime Democratic...
  • 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...