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  • Public opposes use of test scores in teacher reviews, poll shows

    In a reversal of public opinion, a majority of Americans now oppose using student test scores to evaluate teachers and more believe that increased testing has hurt rather than helped improve public schools, a new survey shows. Nearly two-thirds of...
  • March on Washington organizers look back

    WASHINGTON — As they look back half a century later, five organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom recall the thrill of the day — the sense that the cause of civil rights would advance. Of course they remember the...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • Baltimore Teachers Union supports call to halt Common Core consequences

    The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new  Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
  • Common Core Q&A: Explaining new standards for Florida students

    Common Core Q&A: Explaining new standards for Florida students
    Common Core may be the most controversial education issue you know nothing about. It's been trashed on radio talk shows and touted in speeches, and it will be the subject of three public hearings across the state this month. Yet 55 percent of parents...
  • 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...