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  • Big Oil goes to college: a conflict of interest?

     
    Have hundreds of millions of dollars in grants from major oil companies compromised the ethics of energy research at such institutions as UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford? That's what Jennifer Washburn, a longtime critic of academic conflicts of...
  • State education officials decry funding veto

     
    Officials with the state Department of Education said Monday that a veto of $6.8 million in state funding for a student data tracking system could hurt California's compliance with federal regulations and make it difficult to track dropouts. Earlier this....
  • Are L.A. teachers right to protest The Times over evaluation database?

     
    The L.A. teachers union is scheduled to protest in front of the L.A. Times this afternoon. The union, along with other organizations, has criticized a Times database rating the effectiveness of some teachers in the district. The database is part......
  • UCLA's Anderson School wants to end reliance on state funding

     
    UCLA’s Anderson School of Management is seeking to end any reliance on state funds under a controversial proposal that would be the first such shift to self-sufficiency in the cash-strapped UC system and could provide a model for other programs......
  • How good is your child's teacher? The Times crunches the numbers

     
    The Times obtained seven years of math and English test scores from the Los Angeles Unified School District and used the information to estimate the effectiveness of L.A. teachers — something the district could do but has not. The Times......
  • New California test scores show schools faring better

     
    Despite thousands of layoffs and shrinking budgets, California schools -- as well as the state's largest school system, Los Angeles Unified -- posted gains in scores on annual standardized tests released Monday. The incrementally rising scores brought...
  • UTLA head says he's open to a new evaluation system

     
    United Teachers Los Angeles President A.J. Duffy told hundreds of his members Friday night that he is "ready, willing and able" to create a new evaluation system for instructors that is "good for kids and fair for teachers." He indicated......
  • More comments from 'Grading the Teachers' chat

     
    In an online chat last week, Times staff writers Jason Felch and Jason Song answered questions and addressed comments from readers about their Grading the Teachers series. The chat drew more than 450 participants who submitted more than 300 comments.........
  • L.A. schools chief vows to use evaluation data to help teachers

     
    L.A. schools chief Ramon C. Cortines talked about revamping teacher evaluations as a tool for helping teachers improve as part of his final, annual address to administrators Wednesday morning at Hollywood High School. Overall, the 30-minute speech...
  • Times reporters respond to Blowback critical of 'Grading the Teachers' series

     
    Below is a response by Times reporters Jason Felch, Jason Song and Doug Smith to the Aug. 25 Blowback article by UC Berkeley education professors Bruce Fuller and Xiaoxia Newton. In their piece, Fuller and Newton say The Times' "value added" method of...
  • Pacific Time podcast: 'Grading the Teachers' and the Sacramento dash

     
    In the series "Grading the Teachers," the Los Angeles Times produced an analysis of how effective Los Angeles Unified School District teachers have been at improving their students' performance on standardized tests. We hear from reporters Jason Felch and...