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  • D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.

    WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation. The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...
  • Study supports teacher ratings

    Study supports teacher ratings
    For The Record Teacher scores: A Dec. 11 article in the LATExtra section reported that a preliminary study by education experts had found that teachers whose students said they "taught to the test" scored lower than average on value-added analysis. In...
  • Study critical of teacher layoffs

    A study of Washington state teachers found that deciding layoffs based solely on who has the least seniority has a significant effect on students' ability to learn. The study comes as tens of thousands of teachers around the country stand to lose their...
  • City school system to reimburse teachers for visa fees

    Baltimore school officials say the district will reimburse international teachers who paid out-of-pocket fees to obtain work visas, a practice that led the U.S. Department of Labor to order Prince George's County schools to pay nearly $6 million in...
  • Unions Balk At Teacher Certification Changes

    Teacher union leaders, school administrators and state officials harmonized last week over a proposed teacher evaluation system. But Tuesday when Gov.Dannel P. Malloyannounced plans to reduce red tape and to "empower local school districts" — steps...
  • Unions Unsettled By Malloy's Call For Tenure Reform

    The leaders of the state's teachers unions aren't happy with how Gov.Dannel P. Malloydescribed the current tenure system in his State of the State address Wednesday — "the only thing you have to do is show up for four years" — but they say...
  • New York releases, publishes teacher evaluations

    And Baltimore city educators thought the sky fell when The Sun published salary information... In case you hadn't heard what is sure to be one of the most explosive education stories of the year,  New York City has released the value-added evaluation...
  • Thousands of state workers forced to pay union fees

    Maryland's largest state employee union is set to begin collecting fees from nonmembers this month — a move that sets up the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for what could be a $4.7 million gain...
  • Community colleges declare state of financial emergency

    Community colleges declare state of financial emergency
    In Professor Tim Payne’s Global Economics class at Shoreline Community College, students are learning about the fiscal reality of governments around the world. As they crunch the numbers, the very school they attend is under an incredible...
  • Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement

    Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement
    As Occupy Seattle entered its fifth week, it saw a change of venue and a show of sign of support from educators. Hundreds of teachers joined the protest as it moved its encampment and logistical base to Seattle Central Community College. “I`m...
  • Emanuel praises Obama's leadership as problems loom back in Chicago

    Emanuel praises Obama's leadership as problems loom back in Chicago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised President Barack Obama’s leadership skills on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, focusing on how his former boss tried to address the “deep and dangerous” crises of...