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  • D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.

    D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.
    WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation. The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...
  • N.Y. union seeks to curb teacher data

    The New York City teachers union argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court that the nation's largest school district should not follow through with its plan to disclose evaluation information about some 12,000 teachers by name, saying it could do...
  • Study critical of teacher layoffs

    A study of Washington state teachers found that deciding layoffs based solely on who has the least seniority has a significant effect on students' ability to learn. The study comes as tens of thousands of teachers around the country stand to lose their...
  • My L.A.: City of Hope

    “Showers!” a counselor commanded. All the boys around me began to strip until they stood naked at the edge of the institution’s showers. “Let’s go!” a second counselor shouted. “One! Two!” I froze. Barely seven years old, lost among rows of beds in an...
  • L.A. charter schools flex their educational muscles

    L.A. charter schools flex their educational muscles
    Over the last decade, a quiet revolution took root in the nation's second-largest school district. Fueled by money and emboldened by clout from some of the city's most powerful figures, charter schools began a period of explosive growth that has...
  • County gives Los Angeles International Charter High School a second chance

    The first thing a visitor notices about Los Angeles International Charter High School is its campus, a leafy, hilltop aerie that looks like the private school it once was. Then there are the students, preppy in white shirts and ties, their black...
  • Synergy Charter Academy will get a school to match its students

    For years, Synergy Charter Academy couldn't get the time of day from the Los Angeles Unified School District, at least not when it came to its most urgent need. Synergy, which rented space from a church in a battered neighborhood in Historic South-...
  • Spitting in the eye of mainstream education

    Spitting in the eye of mainstream education
    Not many schools in California recruit teachers with language like this: "We are looking for hard working people who believe in free market capitalism. . . . Multicultural specialists, ultra liberal zealots and college-tainted oppression liberators need...
  • L.A. Unified's magnet test scores together at last

    The well-regarded Cleveland Humanities Magnet in Reseda is hardly a secret: On average, two students apply for every available spot. But even parent boosters don't precisely know how their magnet compares to others -- or to other schools in the Los...
  • Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations

    Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations
    When Terry Grier was hired to run the San Diego Unified School District in January 2008, he hoped to bring with him a revolutionary tool that had never been tried in a large California school system. Its name -- "value-added" -- sounded innocuous enough....
  • Charters must be watched

    As part of the suggestions for improvements to the education provided by Los Angeles Unified School District in its June 3 editorial " Next step for schools," The Los Angeles Times infers that Charter schools are the next-best thing to sliced bread for...