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  • When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count

    When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count
    John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district. The...
  • Fedde Academy in Hawaiian Gardens enacts ambitious change

    Fedde Academy in Hawaiian Gardens enacts ambitious change
    Like almost every teacher at this Hawaiian Gardens middle school, science instructor John Laird posts his students' standardized test results in the back of his classroom. But right next to them, Laird also put up his own evaluation. "This is my report...
  • 'Value-added' teacher evaluations: L.A. Unified tackles a tough formula

    'Value-added' teacher evaluations: L.A. Unified tackles a tough formula
    In Houston, school district officials introduced a test score-based evaluation system to determine teacher bonuses, then — in the face of massive protests — jettisoned the formula after one year to devise a better one. In New York, teachers...
  • Times updates and expands value-added ratings for Los Angeles elementary school teachers

    Times updates and expands value-added ratings for Los Angeles elementary school teachers
    The Los Angeles Times on Sunday is releasing a major update to its elementary school teacher ratings, underscoring the large disparities throughout the nation's second-largest school district in instructors' abilities to raise student test scores. The...
  • It's all about kids learning

    Vacation ends Monday for most Los Angeles Unified elementary school students, but opening day this year might be more stressful for parents and teachers than for children. That's because hundreds of teachers considered competent last semester have now...
  • UTLA won't accept pay cuts, 'value-added'

    UTLA won't accept pay cuts, 'value-added'
    The state's largest teachers union Wednesday fired an early salvo in contract negotiations, serving notice that it wouldn't accept pay cuts easily and that it won't consider linking teacher evaluations to student test scores in the Los Angeles Unified...
  • Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa

    Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa
    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...
  • In wake of cheating, tighter security for SAT, ACT exams

     
    The 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....
  • 13 more students arrested in SAT cheating scandal; total now 20

     
    The 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....
  • Kiplinger drops Claremont McKenna College amid test scores scandal

     
    Claremont 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...
  • Former school board President Canter heads Green Dot charters

     
    Former 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...