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Control of L.A. school funds at risk in dispute over teacher evaluations
Control of L.A. school funds at risk in dispute over teacher evaluations

The Los Angeles Unified School District could lose control over $57 million a year in federal funds because of a disagreement over performance evaluations with the teachers union. The dispute centers on the overall rating of a teacher. The union, United Teachers Los Angeles, wants two options: “meets standard performance” or “below standard performance.” The school system said it is following federal guidelines that require at least three tiers. It is proposing, in contract negotiations, to rate teachers as effective, developing or ineffective. Money is at stake because the new evaluation system was tied to an application, due Tuesday, for a waiver from the...

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