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  • Best classroom gizmo? A great teacher

    Best classroom gizmo? A great teacher
    The Los Angeles Unified School District's plan to supply every student with an iPad is, to be charitable, not going well. Before any more school districts decide to spend millions on high-tech gadgets, let me offer a few words of caution. Why me?...
  • Better ways to grade public schools

    Better ways to grade public schools
    How do you measure school quality? For the last decade, the answer has been informed by a single set of data: standardized test scores. Now there is a chance to change that. Although Congress remains unwilling to overhaul No Child Left Behind, with...
  • Truancy is just a symptom

     Truancy is just a symptom
    He was 15 years old but looked 12, a reedy, pale little guy with a mop of dark hair. When he stood in front of the class to tell his story, he was so nervous you could see his skinny legs trembling under his khakis. The drama class assignment was to...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Dads Two college buddies (Giovanni...
  • Gov. Scott wants state to withdraw from PARCC

    Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order today announcing his decision to withdraw from PARCC. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, would have assessed students on new Common Core standards. Read the press release...
  • Scott: Florida should have its own tests for Common Core

    Scott: Florida should have its own tests for Common Core
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is directing state officials to withdraw from a national testing system that would evaluate how students perform under the new Common Core standards being adopted by 45 states. Scott sent a letter to State Board of...
  • Md. should skip the MSA

    Why are state officials preparing to give students the Maryland School Assessment tests this year knowing that the exams can't and won't do what they're supposed to do, which is tell educators which schools are making progress and which are not? There's...
  • Dillard relying on running mate to keep campaign afloat financially

    Dillard relying on running mate to keep campaign afloat financially
    Unable to raise the kind of campaign money Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has collected, state Sen. Kirk Dillard has turned to the checkbook of his running mate. Since October, state Rep. Jil Tracy and members of her family have provided...
  • Bill seeks halt to state testing for this year

    Bill seeks halt to state testing for this year
    Two Maryland legislators are sponsoring a bill to halt giving the state's annual tests this year as opposition to the testing grows among teachers, parents and local superintendents. A bill introduced in the House by Del. Eric G. Luedtke, a Montgomery...
  • Illinois governor forum: 'Beat up Brucey all morning'

    Illinois governor forum: 'Beat up Brucey all morning'
    Three Republican governor candidates lobbed criticism at opponent Bruce Rauner today over everything from his shifting position on minimum wage, efforts to get his daughter into a Chicago prep school and willingness to spend vast amounts of his own...
  • Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

    Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status
    Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday. The schools awarded the designation in the Baltimore region are: Chadwick Elementary School and...