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  • School districts warned about millions in expiring technology funds

     
    School districts' expiring technology funds: California officials have urged school districts and charter schools to use $66 million in vouchers to buy technology before they expire next year....
  • L.A. Unified and charter groups win teacher evaluation grants

     
    The Los Angeles Unified School District and three local charter-school groups have won federal grants to develop their teacher and principal evaluation systems, the U.S. Department of Education has announced. L.A. Unified, California’s largest...
  • Schools lose award eligibility because of test items posted online

     
    Eleven California high schools have lost eligibility for some state and national awards because students posted cellphone images of items from state standardized tests on social networking sites earlier this year. None of the schools was stripped of its...
  • 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...
  • Times sues L.A. Unified for teacher ratings

     
    The Times has sued the Los Angeles Unified School District to obtain its teacher ratings that are calculated using students' standardized test scores. The nation's second-largest school district calculated confidential "Academic Growth Over Time"...
  • 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...
  • South L.A. educator selected as a California teacher of the year

     
    A fifth-grade teacher who grew up in her school’s South Los Angeles neighborhood and actively works to involve her students' largely immigrant parents in their education has been selected as one of five California Teachers of the Year, state...
  • All-male Deep Springs College invites female applicants

     
    Deep Springs College, the small but prestigious school and ranch north of Death Valley, has begun accepting female applicants for the first time in its 95-year history....