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  • 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......
  • Protests over Fremont High reforms move to school district

     
    About 100 Fremont High teachers, students and supporters Tuesday called on district officials to abandon reforms that have left dozens of teachers vowing to leave the campus at the end of the school year. The threatened resignations came after L.A.......
  • 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........
  • L.A. teachers union rejects contest for federal school-reform grant

     
    The Los Angeles teachers union won’t sign the state’s application for federal Race to the Top school-reform grants, diminishing the state’s chances of claiming up to $700 million in grants tied to specific, but controversial reform strategies. The...
  • Founders of high scoring San Fernando Valley charter school charged with theft of $200,000

     
    The founders of one of the region’s highest-performing schools face charges of embezzling public funds and other crimes in connection with the alleged theft of more than $200,000. Eugene Selivanov, 38, and his wife, Tatyana Berkovich, 32, opened Ivy...
  • LAUSD presses union on test scores

    LAUSD presses union on test scores
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will ask labor unions to adopt a new approach to teacher evaluations that would judge instructors partly by their ability to raise students' test scores -- a sudden and fundamental change in how the nation's second-...
  • School board ends evaluation silence

    School board ends evaluation silence
    Los Angeles school board members made their first public statements Tuesday about evaluating teachers partially by analyzing student test scores, with most saying that the current system needs to be reworked and some adding that parents deserve more...
  • Group urges new teacher evaluations

    A group of business and civic leaders is urging the Los Angeles school district and teachers union to quickly develop a new evaluation system that incorporates student test score data and gives families more access to information about instructors. "This...
  • How to fix a system that one teacher calls 'a joke'

    How to fix a system that one teacher calls 'a joke'
    Steve Franklin, a middle school teacher in L.A. Unified, had some issues with The Times series on teacher evaluations, so he fired off a letter to the editor. It read, in part: "When somebody can prove that high test scores produce good citizens,...
  • Union urges Times boycott

    Union urges Times boycott
    The Los Angeles teachers union president said Sunday he was organizing a "massive boycott" of The Times after the newspaper began publishing a series of articles that uses student test scores to estimate the effectiveness of district teachers. "You're...
  • U.S. schools chief to push disclosure

    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will call for all states and school districts to make public whether their instructors are doing enough to raise students' test scores and to share other school-level information with parents, according to a text of...