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  • Survivor of Sparks, Nev., shooting says he is lucky to be alive

    Survivor of Sparks, Nev., shooting says he is lucky to be alive
    One of the boys wounded in a middle school shooting in Sparks, Nev., says he is lucky to be alive and people should remember that guns are not toys. The rampage early Monday left a teacher dead and two boys injured. The shooter, whom authorities have...
  • Charter school on Westside creates extra traffic, ruffling neighbors

    Charter school on Westside creates extra traffic, ruffling neighbors
    When a privately run charter school opened in August on the campus of a traditional elementary school, a quiet Westside neighborhood suddenly found itself inundated with traffic during morning drop-off and afternoon pickup, one resident recalled....
  • How to grade a teacher

     How to grade a teacher
    As the recent job evaluation of Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy showed, test scores and other metrics can be a useful addition to the assessment process — as long as they're not allowed to substitute for the bigger, more meaningful picture....
  • L.A. Unified loses round in effort to keep teacher ratings secret

    The Los Angeles Unified School District has lost a key round in a legal battle to keep the performance ratings of individual teachers confidential. The 2nd District Court of Appeal declined this week to consider the case after a lower court ordered...
  • Letters: In pursuit of excellent teachers

    Re "How to grade a teacher," Editorial, Nov. 7 Thank you for your balanced editorial on the use of test scores in evaluating schools and teachers. The "all or none" attitude of No Child Left Behind in using test scores to demonize struggling schools and...
  • MPAA backs anti-piracy curriculum for elementary school students

    MPAA backs anti-piracy curriculum for elementary school students
    First there was the Boy Scouts' "Respect Copyrights" activity patch, backed by the Motion Picture Assn. of America. Then there was "Crime-Fighting Canines," a weekly anti-piracy comic strip series for children in which two black Labrador retrievers...
  • New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan

    New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan
    TOKYO -- In the late 1980s, when Katsumi Suzuki was 20, he was mesmerized when he heard a recording of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. "I heard the words 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country' and those...
  • A hostile work environment, but 'these are not bad kids'

    A hostile work environment, but 'these are not bad kids'
    On the first day of school at Spurgeon Intermediate, after the first bell had rung and administrators swept the halls for stragglers, new Principal Todd Irving faced dozens of parents in a room near his office. A translator stood at his side. Eliazar...
  • Better ways to grade public schools

    Better ways to grade public schools
    How do you measure school quality? For the last decade, the answer has been informed by a single set of data: standardized test scores. Now there is a chance to change that. Although Congress remains unwilling to overhaul No Child Left Behind, with...
  • Ex-Miramonte teacher to plead no contest to molestation charges

    Ex-Miramonte teacher to plead no contest to molestation charges
    Mark Berndt, the teacher charged with committing lewd acts against nearly two dozen children at Miramonte Elementary School, including spoon-feeding them semen, has agreed to plead no contest to all charges, sources said Thursday. He has agreed to a...
  • California assemblyman's father killed in L.A. home; witnesses sought

    California assemblyman's father killed in L.A. home; witnesses sought
    As Los Angeles police began canvassing the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood for clues about who may have killed Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father, family friends began arriving at the home to pay their respects. Lauren Wayne, who said she has known...