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L.A. Unified, Teachers Union Reach 'Historic' Agreement On Teacher Evaluations

Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

The Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have reached what is being called a “historic” tentative agreement to incorporate s...

Inexperienced Teachers In L.A. More Likely To Be Assigned To Students Behind In Math

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are more likely to be assigned to students who on average are six months behind thei...

If Principals Can Do It, Why Can't We?

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 09.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

It was encouraging to see LAUSD and the Administrators Association of LA strike a deal this week for evaluating public school principals. The question for us is clear: if we can do this for our principals, why can't we do this for our teachers?

Assembly Bill 5: A Giant Step Back for Teacher Evaluation in Los Angeles

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 10.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

The lightning speed at which our infamously slow state legislature is trying to pass a statewide teacher evaluation framework can only mean one thing -- lawmakers don't want anyone to understand what's really in there.

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top Adds School Districts To U.S. Education Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

Race to the Top, the U.S. Education Department's $4.35 billion contest, is getting personal. The competition this year opens $400 million in grant ...

California's 4th Year Of Teacher Layoffs Spur Concerns

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Unified teacher Mike Newman sighed when he saw the now familiar certified letter in his mailbox last month – a pink s...

Does Publicly Naming Teachers Tied To Student Test Scores Undermine Reform?

Posted 01.14.2012 | Education

In a departure from recent efforts to publicly name teachers tied to the performance -- and projected performance -- of their students, a new report s...

Are Standardized Tests Pushing Teachers To Cheat?

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

From Georgia's southern charm to California's golden beaches, the east and west coasts boast cultures of their own. But one particular culture -- one ...

(SATIRE) L.A. Private Schools Endure Third Annual 'LAUSD-For-An-Hour Day'

Brock Cohen | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Brock Cohen

Private schools throughout Los Angeles suspended their normal schedule for what has become one of the most significant and controversial dates on the calendar: LAUSD-For-An-Hour Day.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Fights Against New Evaluation Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education

As different districts and states re-imagine the way teachers should be graded, the country's second largest school system has hit a roadblock. Los ...

Union Blasts LA Times Teacher Report Cards

Aug. 29, 2010 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A controversial report by the LA Times using a "value added analysis" to rate some 6,000 LAUSD elementary school teachers has drawn harsh criticism fr...