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  • 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...
  • Connecticut shootings: Gun control is Sunday’s main topic

     
    Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
  • 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...
  • L.A. teachers union wins grant for school-reform model

     
    The union representing Los Angeles teachers has won a grant to help instructors play a prominent leadership role in their schools....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

    In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid. The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
  • Special Session Called For Texas Lawmakers on Budget

    Special Session Called For Texas Lawmakers on Budget
    Texas lawmakers are now going into a special session. A lot of that has to do with Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat from Fort Worth. Late Sunday night, she used her filibuster power to keep the senate from voting a bill to balance the state's budget....