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  • California test scores dip slightly but L.A. Unified holds steady

    California test scores dip slightly but L.A. Unified holds steady
    California students scored slightly lower in math and English on standardized tests this year, the first dip since 2004, in what education officials Thursday blamed in part on brutal budget cuts over the last several years. But Los Angeles Unified...
  • L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind

    L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind
    L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law. They are the first school systems in the country to receive, on their own, a waiver from the No Child Left...
  • Teachers union to unveil 'evaluation' of L.A. schools Supt. Deasy

    Teachers union to unveil 'evaluation' of L.A. schools Supt. Deasy
    Continuing its aggressive rhetoric, the Los Angeles teachers union announced plans Thursday to release a performance evaluation of L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy. Don't expect him to get a sterling grade. The evaluation gambit is an intentionally...
  • Teacher evaluation bill opposed by unions dies in committee

    Legislation that would have required more frequent evaluations of educators was killed by a state Senate committee Wednesday under strong opposition from teachers' unions. The bill, by Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), would have required permanent...
  • L.A. students' progress on college prep falls short of goals

    L.A. students' progress on college prep falls short of goals
    Recent Los Angeles high school graduates have made substantial progress in passing college-preparation courses but most would fall well short of new graduation requirements for students who just completed ninth grade. That unsettling trend was laid...
  • Group urges teachers' raises based on student achievement

    A local advocacy group is pushing for teachers' raises and bonuses based on whether instructors are willing to take on difficult assignments and on whether they deliver measurable student achievement gains. The proposals are part of two policy papers...
  • Deasy and new board member Ratliff laud teacher report

    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy on Thursday broadly endorsed proposals from an outside group for attracting and retaining teachers, including more money for those who take on difficult assignments and deliver measurable academic gains. Positive...
  • California won't get relief from No Child Left Behind law

    California won't get relief from No Child Left Behind law
    The federal government made it clear again Monday that California will get no relief from education mandates that officials across the country consider a burden. The point was made as the U.S. Department of Education announced that it granted three more...
  • With Franklin win, LAUSD sweeps Academic Decathlon season

    With Franklin win, LAUSD sweeps Academic Decathlon season
    Academic Decathlon teams from Los Angeles have won the state competition and, in a first, taken both first and second place at the national competition. Now, the season ends with one more distinction for L.A. Unified: Franklin High School has won a...
  • Era of the dumb jock is slowly ending in college football

      Era of the dumb jock is slowly ending in college football
    There is one word you've been hearing a lot lately to describe the best college football teams in the country. It is a strange word for a sport of violence. It is an odd way to describe our modern gladiators. That word is "smart." After Notre Dame's...
  • Rejecting test scores as a core value

    Rejecting test scores as a core value
    It wasn't about money. It was about respect. That's what Chicago teachers union president Karen Lewis kept reminding the public during the seven-day teachers strike that had parents scrambling and kept 350,000 children out of class. But there was way...