They command six-figure salaries. No, we're not talking rock stars, pro athletes or even pro coaches. We're talking school superintendents.
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The new super, John Deasy, calls himself a reformer, which these days means he wants to re-form student test scores into teacher evaluation scores.
In the span of time it's taken the LA Times to publish what amounted to a three-part love letter, Value-Added has gone from experimental evaluation metric to union-busting public education panacea.
Ray Cortines gave himself a birthday present last week. At age 78, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District announced his intent to retire in the spring. A transition path has been created.
Get Los Angeles Unified, the mayor, unions, and universities together to help schools get better? Yeah, we've heard that story before. But this time it might be different.
The idea that we can wait, to paraphrase Martin Luther King, for the system to somehow fix itself is unacceptable. The lives of the 700,000 students currently in the LAUSD are at stake.
The LAUSD board, which in August voted 6-1 for a competition between internal and external education providers, did its best to kill it off on last week. A different policy for change is needed.
Protesters gathered outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Tuesday afternoon as its board of directors pondered recommendations to a...
Superintendent Ramon Cortines has made everyone angry. His recommendation for who should run 30 Los Angeles schools gave everyone a little, but everyone has a grievance.
In the contest to determine who will run the schools for 36,000 Los Angeles students, all the votes are in, except those that count.
Think of it as a big chem lab experiment. The Los Angeles Unified School District is testing the hypothesis that allowing a bunch of people to compete for running schools will yield better ones.
Even as the Los Angeles Unified School District is in the midst of a historic building boom that includes the massive and still-rising campus at the s...
Los Angeles schools chief Ramon Cortines said Thursday that he's done "coddling" under-performing teachers and plans to streamline district operations...
Ms. Brier is at the cutting-edge of K-6 education, described as "exceptional" by parents. There was just one problem. She had just received her pink slip by the LA Unified School District.
Our strike wasn't about us teachers asking for better health care or more money, we were going to protest Cortine's decision to hold back funds allotted for education.
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