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  • Eighth-grade dropout statistics released by state for first time

     
    A 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......
  • A call for accuracy in evaluating school progress [Blowback]

     
    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.....
  • School cheating investigations weakened by budget cuts

     
    When 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...
  • No Child Left Behind: Is it being left behind?

     
    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......
  • ARAB WORLD: Democracy uprisings should herald a new dawn of education reform

     
    Editor’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......
  • Local and national education coverage gets a new critic

     
    Want a long-overdue depth-check on articles by L.A. Times education reporter Howard Blume? You can get one from a new site called The Media Bullpen, which was unveiled Thursday in Bethesda, Md. The stated aim of the site (http://mediabullpen.com) is......
  • L.A. Times stands by its teacher ratings

     
    An article in last Monday’s Times has come under fire from critics who say it misrepresents the results of a review of the “value-added analysis” of L.A. Unified teachers that was published in print and online last August. The review,......
  • Gov. Haley Barbour previews his 2012 campaign in Iowa, Illinois and California

     
    Republican from Mississippi tests the political waters across the Midwest and on the West Coast....
  • California students face tight budgets at school and at home, UCLA reports

     
    Principals at public high schools in California report that the sour statewide economy has had increasingly dire effects on their campuses, leaving students to face continuous budget cuts at schools while struggling families deal with the remaining...
  • Los Angeles Times offers teachers a preview of ratings

     
    As of Wednesday, The Times is inviting 11,500 elementary school teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District to preview and comment on new individual teacher effectiveness ratings prepared by the newspaper. The “value-added” ratings,...
  • Fremont, Jordan and Manual Arts high schools will lose millions in funding

     
    Three struggling Los Angeles high schools face sharp funding reductions over and above those expected as a result of the state budget crisis, The Times has learned. Fremont, Manual Arts and Jordan high schools are going to lose millions in......