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  • Are L.A. teachers right to protest The Times over evaluation database?

     
    The L.A. teachers union is scheduled to protest in front of the L.A. Times this afternoon. The union, along with other organizations, has criticized a Times database rating the effectiveness of some teachers in the district. The database is part......
  • L.A. teachers union protests Times articles

     
    Hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers rallied in front of The Times on Tuesday evening, protesting what they said was unfair reporting in recent articles that used a statistical analysis to compare the performances of thousands of...
  • How good is your child's teacher? The Times crunches the numbers

     
    The Times obtained seven years of math and English test scores from the Los Angeles Unified School District and used the information to estimate the effectiveness of L.A. teachers — something the district could do but has not. The Times......
  • New California test scores show schools faring better

     
    Despite thousands of layoffs and shrinking budgets, California schools -- as well as the state's largest school system, Los Angeles Unified -- posted gains in scores on annual standardized tests released Monday. The incrementally rising scores brought...
  • UTLA head says he's open to a new evaluation system

     
    United Teachers Los Angeles President A.J. Duffy told hundreds of his members Friday night that he is "ready, willing and able" to create a new evaluation system for instructors that is "good for kids and fair for teachers." He indicated......
  • More comments from 'Grading the Teachers' chat

     
    In an online chat last week, Times staff writers Jason Felch and Jason Song answered questions and addressed comments from readers about their Grading the Teachers series. The chat drew more than 450 participants who submitted more than 300 comments.........
  • L.A. schools chief vows to use evaluation data to help teachers

     
    L.A. schools chief Ramon C. Cortines talked about revamping teacher evaluations as a tool for helping teachers improve as part of his final, annual address to administrators Wednesday morning at Hollywood High School. Overall, the 30-minute speech...
  • How The Times built teacher effectiveness database

     
    The Times soon plans to publish a database on its website charting Los Angeles Unified School District teacher performance, allowing parents and others to examine the information. In the video above, Times Database Editor Doug Smith describes the yearlong...
  • Local charter school accused in audit of alleged misappropriation of $2.7 million

     
    The former principal of a San Fernando Valley charter school allegedly misappropriated $1.6 million, according to an audit released Monday by the inspector general’s office of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Auditors also have questioned more...
  • California joining efforts to overhaul student testing

     
    California is joining a new effort to replace year-end English and math tests with new national exams that will more accurately assess students, federal education officials announced Thursday. The national tests, funded by $330 million in federal grants,...
  • Bidders can vie for eight schools, including L.A. High; charter schools file lawsuit

     
    Eight low-performing Los Angeles-area schools and nine new campuses will be open to bids from groups inside and outside the school system, officials announced Monday. The winning bidders would take over management of these schools in the fall of 2011........