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  • Charlene Tabet, Larry Applebaum make the grade

    Charlene Tabet, Larry Applebaum make the grade
    Charlene Tabet, who benefited mightily from outside spending in the Burbank Unified school board race, handily won a seat Tuesday, joining incumbent Larry Applebaum as the two top vote-getters. Of the 11,123 ballots cast, Applebaum claimed 5,858 while...
  • Alonso's final report card

    Alonso's final report card
    The reverberations from the departure of Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso will be felt nationally as well as locally. Six years ago, I was a member of the Baltimore school board that hired him. Our risky vision was to try to recruit a game-changer...
  • For the Calderons, politics and its money are the family business

    For the Calderons, politics and its money are the family business
    SACRAMENTO — Ian Calderon's introduction to the family business began at the ripe age of 1. His dad, Charles Calderon, then a state senator, staged a carnival for his son's birthday at their Montebello home in 1986. The senator used $2,000 in...
  • Tony Bennett as education commissioner – more thoughts

     
    Tony Bennett is to wrap up his work in Indiana on Jan. 11 and start work in Tallahassee on Jan. 14, taking over as Florida's education commissioner. His appointment yesterday by the State Board of Education prompted praise and criticism, mostly as...
  • California gets F grade from education advocacy group

     
    California is sorely lacking when it comes to school reform, according to a rating of states issued by a high-profile education advocacy group. California received an overall grade of F, ranking 41st nationally, from StudentsFirst, a Sacramento-based...
  • Michelle Rhee group gives Fla a B- for ed reform policy

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A new national report card by StudentsFirst, the education advocacy group founded by former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, gives Florida a B- for its education policies. But, that grade also gives the state a ranking of...
  • 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...
  • Roger Goodell on ‘Face the Nation’; Bob Costas on ‘Meet the Press’; Hines Ward on ‘State of the Union’

     
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a news conference Friday in New Orleans. Photo credit: Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Bob Schieffer will broadcast CBS' “Face the Nation” from New Orleans, where the Super Bowl...
  • Rhee donates significantly to L.A. school board races

     
    This post has been updated. Former District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, a controversial figure in education reform, said Wednesday that her organization has made a substantial donation to the contests for seats on the Los Angeles Board...
  • L.A. Votes: Greuel fights back; reformer tries to tilt school races

     
    With the clock ticking down to election day, the Los Angeles mayor’s race is getting testy. Controller Wendy Greuel, who for weeks has been the target of her rivals' slings and arrows, hit back at City Council members Eric Garcetti......
  • 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...