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| Kendall Taggart and Corey G. Johnson | Posted 12.23.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Kendall Taggart and Corey G. Johnson Helen Bernstein was supposed to be a new kind of h...

Despite Congress Backtrack, Schools Move Ahead With Healthy Meals

| Sue Frey | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. A week after Congress backtracked on some key components of landmark school nutriti...

Higher Standards, Lower Stakes

David Bloomfield | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
David Bloomfield

Teachers need to be freed from short-term accountability and evaluative calculations riddled with error. Principals should be able to make decisions without worrying about their marginal impact on meaningless distinctions between data points.

Schools Bring Breakfast Out Of The Cafeteria And Into The Classroom

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Every morning in Sarah McKerr's third-grade class at Foster Elementary School in Compton, st...

LAUSD vs. UTLA: District & Teachers Gearing Up For Contract Negotiation

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though contract negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) haven't eve...

Bringing a Third Chair to the Bargaining Table

Charles Kerchner | Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

Monday's editions of the LA Times, Daily News and La Opinion carried an ad from a coalition of civic and community organizations aimed at influencing the negotiations between the LA Unified School District and its teachers.

Protesters To 'Occupy' The Los Angeles School District

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Occupy LA protesters are teaming up with members of a teachers union Tuesday afternoon to march on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) hea...

PHOTOS: Meet The Young Adults Charged With Turning Around LA Schools

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles

For the first time this week, the Occupy LA protesters weren't the most radical presence at City Hall agitating for change and social reform. Inste...

A Test Young Students Are 'Almost Guaranteed' To Fail

Posted 11.19.2011 | Education

Most four- and five-year-olds who take an English proficiency exam before kindergarten are bound to fail the test, according to a new study. Taking...

The LAUSD's Bold New Hollywood Donors

Posted 11.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Wealthy donors who once viewed the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a bureaucratic "black hole" now have a new way to give to the city's...

More Schools Afflicted By Alleged Teacher Cheating

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Student test scores from two Los Angeles-area schools have been thrown out based on evidence of cheating by teachers. Three teachers at Short Avenu...

LA Teachers Test Pilot Evaluation Program, Receive More Feedback

The Los Angeles Times | Jason Song | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

This is what one of Los Angeles Unified's most ambitious reform efforts looks like: about 30 people gathered in a Gardena school auditorium, watching ...

Los Angeles School District Redoing Its Homework Policy

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

A new policy that caps homework as a percentage of a student's overall grade has been suspended. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent...

Report: LAUSD Wasting 25% Of Payroll On Pointless Training

Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) should stop compensating teachers for completing graduate-level coursework, according to a new report ...

LA Teachers Vote To Cut Pay, Save Jobs | Posted 08.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Members of the Los Angeles teachers union voted overwhelmingly to approve a temporary salary reduction in exchange for sparing thousands of jobs, the ...

Spending Among CA School Districts Wildly Uneven

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Louis Freedberg and Stephen K. Doig | Posted 08.03.2011 | Los Angeles

State lawmakers have struggled for decades to bring equality to how school districts are funded, yet some districts receive thousands more per student...

Joy Resmovits

The Questionable Future Of School Librarians | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Tracey Weiss Suits, a 25-year teacher who worked for the last six years as a media specialist in a Land O' Lakes, Fla., school, had a feeling her job ...

Surprised? CA Leads Nation In Failing Schools

The Informer | Posted 07.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Here, we'll give you the good news first: The U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion to the America's worst-performing schools this ...

Y.E.S.: An 'Underground Railroad' For Geniuses In The Barrio

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles

In the March issue of Vanity Fair, Malcom Gladwell described Eric Eisner as the "DuBois of the barrio" and his foundation Young Eisner Scholars as "Ei...

Echo Park Residents Camp Out At LAUSD Headquarters

Echo Park, CA Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Supporters of both teams bidding to manage the new middle school in Echo Park spent the night outside the LAUSD headquarters Monday. They were holding...

The L.A. Times Stands Behind Incorrect Teacher Ratings

Kevin Welner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

The L.A. Times has not been simply reporting on teacher evaluations or ratings. It has been creating them and publicizing them.

Calculating Value: How To Rate Teachers For Teaching Effectively

John Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Rogers

Colorado researchers concluded that the Los Angeles Times' method does not reliably identify the teachers who add value to student test scores.

The Best and Brightest Will Never Teach

Robert Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Robert Schwartz

I remember my first teacher contract. It was 1994 in LAUSD. The union had just negotiated me a 10 percent raise even though I never taught a day in my life.

LAUSD Rejects Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Grub Street Los Angeles | By: Hadley Tomicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Five out of five of the local high-school kids we polled said they wanted Jamie to remedy their cruddy burritos and spoiled veggies, but LAUSD remains...

L.A. Schools To Jamie Oliver: Thanks But No Thanks

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Jamie Oliver, the English chef who took on the "lunch ladies" of Huntington, W.Va., in an attempt to make school food more healthful, has been told th...