LOCAL Teachers Investigation

Teachers investigation

  • Who's teaching L.A.'s kids?

    Who's teaching L.A.'s kids?

    A Times analysis, using data largely ignored by LAUSD, looks at which educators help students learn, and which hold them back.

  • L.A.'s leaders in learning

    L.A.'s leaders in learning

    At some elementary schools, students improve their test scores year after year. At others, they stagnate or fall behind. Data that go unused could offer insights into why.

  • No gold stars for excellent L.A. teaching

    No gold stars for excellent L.A. teaching

    Effective instructors get little recognition. Often their principals don't even know who they are.

  • Map: School API vs. academic growth

    Map: School API vs. academic growth

    Many schools that place high on the state's Academic Performance Index, a measure of achievement levels on standardized tests, received low scores in The Times' "value-added" analysis based on those same tests. The map shows schools that placed in the highest and lowest third of L.A. elementary...

  • Teachers union challenges L.A. Unified's new evaluation process

    Teachers union challenges L.A. Unified's new evaluation process

    UTLA says the district did not "engage in good faith negotiation" over a new teacher evaluation system that includes use of student test scores. L.A. Unified is seeking volunteers to test the system.

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