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  • School board election: Split decision for Deasy; 3rd race to runoff

     
    In a school board election that attracted national money and attention, candidates backing both Supt. John Deasy and the teachers union won election Tuesday night....
  • Late donations bolster pro-Deasy school board candidates

     
    Two eleventh hour donations have added financial muscle to a campaign seeking to bolster Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy through the results of Tuesday’s Board of Education elections. The Sacramento-based California Charter Schools Assn. has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Maestros repudian al L.A. Times por publicar datos de eficacia docente

    Maestros repudian al L.A. Times por publicar datos de eficacia docente
    Sindicatos nacionales y estatales de maestros criticaron duramente al Times el domingo por la publicación en el periódico de una base de datos que califica a 6,000 maestros de tercero a quinto grado en función de su eficacia en la tarea de elevar los...
  • Una conversación con A.J. Duffy

    Una conversación con A.J. Duffy
    Cuando alguien cancela su suscripción y organiza una manifestación de protesta frente al edificio del Times, por lo general no voy a tocar a su puerta para convencerlo de que se suscriba otra vez. Pero siento cierta simpatía por A.J. Duffy, presidente...
  • LAUSD presses union on test scores

    LAUSD presses union on test scores
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will ask labor unions to adopt a new approach to teacher evaluations that would judge instructors partly by their ability to raise students' test scores -- a sudden and fundamental change in how the nation's second-...
  • Fedde Academy in Hawaiian Gardens enacts ambitious change

    Fedde Academy in Hawaiian Gardens enacts ambitious change
    Like almost every teacher at this Hawaiian Gardens middle school, science instructor John Laird posts his students' standardized test results in the back of his classroom. But right next to them, Laird also put up his own evaluation. "This is my report...