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  • How to grade a teacher

     How to grade a teacher
    As the recent job evaluation of Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy showed, test scores and other metrics can be a useful addition to the assessment process — as long as they're not allowed to substitute for the bigger, more meaningful picture....
  • L..A. events call for opposing corporate-style school reform

    L..A. events call for opposing corporate-style school reform
    Los Angeles was the scene last week of two events that took on corporate-style school reform, which emphasizes competition and accountability and is promulgated by many state governments and the U.S. Department of Education. The first consisted of two...
  • Accreditation panel sued as San Francisco college faces closure

    Accreditation panel sued as San Francisco college faces closure
    SAN FRANCISCO — Faculty unions, teachers and students filed suit Tuesday against the private commission that has moved to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, alleging that the entity has engaged in unfair business practices,...
  • Teachers Union Opposes Nomination Of Charter School Executive To State Board Of Education

    Teachers Union Opposes Nomination Of Charter School Executive To State Board Of Education
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nomination of a charter school executive to the state Board of Education has met with a brushfire of opposition from a teachers union. Earlier this month, Malloy nominated Andrea Comer, 47, chief operating officer for the...
  • Common Core tests: Low exam scores in New York seen as sign of what FL and other states may face

    Students in New York state did far worse on reading and math tests this year when they tackled new exams aligned to the new Common Core standards, officials announced today. The Daily News reported that the percentage of New York City students scoring...
  • Flurry of campaign ads in suburban congressional races

    Flurry of campaign ads in suburban congressional races
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made its initial foray Tuesday into a pair of competitive suburban congressional races, airing cable TV ads slamming seven-term veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert and freshman Rep. Robert Dold for...
  • ABCs, 1-2-3s and swipes: News Corp. launching tablet for schools

    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is set to unveil a tablet computer for public schools on Monday at the SXSWedu education technology conference in Austin, Texas, Bloomberg reports. The $299, 10-inch tablet is the brainchild of Amplify, News Corp.'s...
  • L.A. County pension fund is taking heat over hotel investment

    L.A. County pension fund is taking heat over hotel investment
    A handful of maids and janitors line up most weeks outside the gleaming Embassy Suites in Irvine to urge visitors to boycott the hotel. But the workers aren't just protesting management — they are also targeting their union brothers and sisters....
  • Florida ranks well in new report card by StudentsFirst (Michelle Rhee’s group likes state policies)

     
    Update: Criticism from American Federal of Teachers added to post. Florida ranks second in the nation when it comes to state education laws that promote quality education, according to a new report card by StudentsFirst. The group was founded by...
  • L.A. school board election: Garcia, Zimmer maintain early leads

     
    As early election results in the Los Angeles school board election continued to trickle in late Tuesday, two-term incumbent Monica Garcia bolstered her strong lead in District 2, one-term incumbent Steve Zimmer continued to maintain his hold on District 4...
  • L.A. school board election: Zimmer maintains slim lead

     
    As election results in the Los Angeles school board election continued to be tabulated early Wednesday, two-term incumbent Monica Garcia upheld a strong hold in District 2, one-term incumbent Steve Zimmer maintained his slim lead on District 4 and Antonio...