| Mar 6, 2013
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....
| Mar 5, 2013
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...
| Jun 12, 2009
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...
| Mar 11, 2009
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...
| Jul 31, 2009
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...
| Oct 18, 2009
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....
| Sep 17, 2010
| 10:29 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2010
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...
| Sep 18, 2010
| 8:58 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2010
| 2:33 PM
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-...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 7:24 PM
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...