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  • Judge leaning toward approving changes in teacher seniority rules in L.A. Unified

     
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Tuesday stuck to a tentative ruling that would change the "last hired, first fired" rules that control which teachers get laid off during budget cutbacks in the L.A. Unified School District. For......
  • Are teachers' unions on the defensive? What should their strategy be?

     
    How are teachers' unions handling the push for charter schools and school reform? The Times' Mitchell Landsberg looked at the question, noting that even the long-held protections and prerogatives conferred by seniority and tenure no longer seem...
  • Nevermind layoffs, Milwaukee teachers union sues over male members' right to erection help

     
    The union wants schools to pay for members' Viagra, but officials say it's a recreational drug....
  • L.A. teachers union rejects contest for federal school-reform grant

     
    The Los Angeles teachers union won’t sign the state’s application for federal Race to the Top school-reform grants, diminishing the state’s chances of claiming up to $700 million in grants tied to specific, but controversial reform strategies. The...
  • Schwarzenegger, other top officials submit bid for 'Race to the Top' school-reform money

     
    State officials on Tuesday formally submitted their application in Round 2 of the competition for the lucrative but controversial federal “Race to the Top” school-reform grants. In a ceremony at Lafayette Elementary School in Long Beach, Gov. Arnold...
  • LAUSD layoffs expected, but thousands of jobs are being saved

     
    Employee furloughs, federal funds and cost-cutting measures are saving nearly 2,500 jobs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials said this week. Despite that qualified good news, 682 teachers and professional “support personnel” still...
  • In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

    In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid. The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
  • LAUSD presses union on test scores

    LAUSD presses union on test scores
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will ask labor unions to adopt a new approach to teacher evaluations that would judge instructors partly by their ability to raise students' test scores -- a sudden and fundamental change in how the nation's second-...
  • School board ends evaluation silence

    School board ends evaluation silence
    Los Angeles school board members made their first public statements Tuesday about evaluating teachers partially by analyzing student test scores, with most saying that the current system needs to be reworked and some adding that parents deserve more...
  • Group urges new teacher evaluations

    A group of business and civic leaders is urging the Los Angeles school district and teachers union to quickly develop a new evaluation system that incorporates student test score data and gives families more access to information about instructors. "This...
  • Union urges Times boycott

    Union urges Times boycott
    The Los Angeles teachers union president said Sunday he was organizing a "massive boycott" of The Times after the newspaper began publishing a series of articles that uses student test scores to estimate the effectiveness of district teachers. "You're...