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L.A. NOWLos 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...
First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
L.A. NOWClaremont McKenna College took another blow Friday as a result of the scandal involving its admissions office exaggerating its freshman classes’ SAT scores. The finance magazine Kiplinger announced that it has dropped the Southern California...
L.A. NOWThe millions of students who take the SAT and ACT each year will face tighter security beginning this fall, under new measures aimed at curbing test-taker impersonations....
Nation NowThe SAT / ACT cheating scandal in New York has led to 13 more arrests. Long Island authorities announced the additional arrests in a scandal that involved students from elite high schools paying others to take college entrance exams for them....
Babylon & BeyondEditor’s note: The post is from an analyst with the Carnegie Middle East Center. Neither the Los Angeles Times nor Babylon & Beyond endorses the positions of the analysts, nor does Carnegie endorse the positions of The Times or its......
L.A. NOWA typically overlooked corner of the dropout problem became a little more visible Thursday when state officials for the first time released the dropout rate for eighth-graders. Statewide, about 3.5% of eighth-graders -- 17,257 in all -- left school and......
Opinion L.A.Marco Petruzzi, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools, responds to Howard Blume and Sandra Poindexter’s Aug. 18 article, "L.A. Unified bests reform groups in most cases, data shows," to propose a better method for measuring school progress. If you would.....
L.A. NOWWhen it comes to cheating at schools, education officials usually turn themselves in. Because of budget cuts, the state Education Department no longer conducts random audits at schools or scans test booklets for irregularities. Twenty-two California...
Opinion L.A.On Friday, the Obama administration came out with details about how states could win relief from No Child Left Behind's requirement that all students be proficient by 2014. It was always a silly and wildly unrealistic gimmick, and the forecast......
L.A. NOWFormer Los Angeles school board President Marlene Canter will head the governing board for Green Dot Public Schools, one of the nation’s largest charter school groups, the organization announced Thursday. The locally based nonprofit operates schools...
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