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Academic Progress (INACTIVE)

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  • Gates-funded advocacy group to shut down

     
    The Gates Foundation, the nation’s most influential education-policy organization, has quietly ended financial support for a locally based national group formed to push for favored reforms, including an overhaul of teacher evaluations. Communities...
  • L.A. Unified won't apply for $40 million federal grant

     
    An effort to win a high-profile $40-million grant has unraveled after the L.A. teachers union declined to sign the application, a condition for the competition imposed by the federal education department....
  • Schools caught cheating on standardized tests [Google+ hangout]

     
    Times education reporter Howard Blume will join city editor Shelby Grad at 1:30 p.m. for a Google+ hangout about schools the state stripped of their Academic Performance Index ratings for cheating on standardized tests. Some teachers may have thought...
  • Parents criticize officials after cheating allegations roil school

     
    Leaders of a parent organization at Short Avenue Elementary on Tuesday criticized the school’s former principal and the Los Angeles Unified School District in the wake of alleged cheating and mistakes in administering state standardized...
  • Merced teachers union backs controversial federal grant proposal

     
    A Merced teachers union has voted to back a controversial federal grant program, but only after extracting district guarantees that student test scores would not be used to evaluate individual instructors. Sheila Whitley, president of the Merced Union...
  • Fresno teachers union backs controversial federal grant

     
    After a marathon debate, the Fresno teachers union agreed to endorse its school district's application for a federal grant that will require controversial changes in instructor evaluations....
  • New L.A. teachers too often placed with neediest students, study finds

     
    A new study has found that inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are disproportionately more likely to be assigned to lower-performing math students, perpetuating the achievement gap....
  • L.A. teachers union urges members to ignore performance program

     
    As L.A. Unified reopened for the new school year Tuesday, the teachers' union is urging its members not to participate in a voluntary performance review program that ties student test scores to teacher evaluations. In a recorded back-to-school message...
  • Teacher evaluation bill might not pass muster with feds, official says

     
    A teacher evaluations bill under consideration by the state Legislature won't necessarily bring extra federal dollars to California, the top U.S. education official said. The bill has been debated in the Assembly and is expected to go to the state...
  • Parents seek new teacher evaluations by September

     
    Los Angeles parents planned to press for a court order Tuesday forcing the nation’s second-largest school district to begin using student test scores in teacher evaluations by early September. In a closely watched case that could transform teacher...
  • ACT developing exams for elementary through high school students

     
    The organization that administers the ACT exam announced Monday their development of an assessment system aimed at measuring student growth toward college beginning in elementary school and through high school....