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  • Paul J. Sally, mathematics professor at U. of C., 1933-2013

     Paul J. Sally, mathematics professor at U. of C., 1933-2013
    To some students, University of Chicago professor Paul J. Sally Jr. was "mathematics, personified," said Shmuel Weinberger, chairman of the school's mathematics department. Known for his contributions to the field of harmonic analysis, Mr. Sally had...
  • Parents' campaign leads to reforms at Cudahy elementary school

    Parents' campaign leads to reforms at Cudahy elementary school
    Rosa Estrada wanted some serious changes at her child's Cudahy elementary school. She joined efforts last fall demanding new leadership amid complaints that the principal had failed to address campus bullying, boost academic performance or work...
  • Teachers get first pay raise in four years

    Laguna Beach Unified School District teachers and counselors will receive their first pay raise in four years after the board of trustees unanimously approved a contract Tuesday night. Each of 162 certificated teachers and counselors with the Laguna...
  • Critics call for more oversight of California accreditation panel

    In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies. Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...
  • District official says cheating scandal mishandled

    District official says cheating scandal mishandled
    In an internal email that quickly went public, a top Newport-Mesa Unified School District official accused school and district administrators of mishandling the cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High. Jane Garland, who is in charge of discipline for...
  • Faculty, parents discuss literacy gap at Richmond, Davis schools

    Faculty, parents discuss literacy gap at Richmond, Davis schools
    Parents and faculty at Richmond and Davis schools in St. Charles were met with some troubling data about literacy during a meeting Thursday night. Beyond kindergarten, students in several categories in other grades at the two schools failed to close the...
  • AP classes are often misused [Letter]

    AP classes are often misused [Letter]
    As a retired AP English teacher, I appreciated Liz Bowie's extensive discussion of the current misuses and abuses of the College Board's AP program ("Some parents, educators rethinking the role of AP," Jan. 18). I participated in national AP conferences...
  • Protect good teachers, fire bad ones

    Protect good teachers, fire bad ones
    State laws that make it nearly impossible to fire even the worst teachers make for poor educational policy. The same is true of laws that require teacher layoffs to be decided on the basis of seniority, and that give principals only a year and a half to...
  • Testimony begins in trial over California teachers' job protections

    Testimony begins in trial over California teachers' job protections
    Arguments begin Monday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of laws that govern California’s teacher tenure rules, seniority policies and the dismissal process -- an overhaul of which could upend controversial job security for instructors....
  • LAUSD will pursue firing of Miramonte teacher after charges dropped

    LAUSD will pursue firing of Miramonte teacher after charges dropped
    The Los Angeles Unified School District said it would not reverse its decision to fire former Miramonte Elementary teacher Martin Springer after charges against him were dropped Wednesday, officials said. L.A. County prosecutors canceled Springer's...
  • Illinois Senate president: Chicago pension fix job 1 this year

    Illinois Senate president: Chicago pension fix job 1 this year
    With Chicago staring at a deadline for coming to grips with a $29 billion pension debt for teachers and public safety workers, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is urging unions to help negotiate an agreement on retirement benefits lest lawmakers...