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  • Una conversación con A.J. Duffy

    Una conversación con A.J. Duffy
    Cuando alguien cancela su suscripción y organiza una manifestación de protesta frente al edificio del Times, por lo general no voy a tocar a su puerta para convencerlo de que se suscriba otra vez. Pero siento cierta simpatía por A.J. Duffy, presidente...
  • DISD Budget Cuts: Teachers and Support Staff Will Lose Jobs

    DISD Budget Cuts: Teachers and Support Staff Will Lose Jobs
    DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was the bearer of bad news to a stunned school board. His message is plan for the worst and the numbers are staggering. To cut $253 million dollars the district would have to fire 3,100 teachers and counselors--...
  • Thousands of teachers rally in Chicago

    Thousands of teachers rally in Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel bore the brunt of criticism from angry teachers who filled the Auditorium Theatre on Wednesday to make clear their unhappiness with the administration's efforts to overhaul public education in Chicago. The crowd of nearly 4,000...
  • Cheryl Hillen of Tolland has quietly raised millions for right-wing groups

    Cheryl Hillen of Tolland has quietly raised millions for right-wing groups
    Cheryl Hillen has raised millions of dollars for shadowy right-wing advocacy organizations. She's been linked to billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch in national news stories. She's a fundraiser and adviser for groups that teachers' unions...
  • Community colleges declare state of financial emergency

    Community colleges declare state of financial emergency
    In Professor Tim Payne’s Global Economics class at Shoreline Community College, students are learning about the fiscal reality of governments around the world. As they crunch the numbers, the very school they attend is under an incredible...
  • Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement

    Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement
    As Occupy Seattle entered its fifth week, it saw a change of venue and a show of sign of support from educators. Hundreds of teachers joined the protest as it moved its encampment and logistical base to Seattle Central Community College. “I`m...
  • Special Session Called For Texas Lawmakers on Budget

    Special Session Called For Texas Lawmakers on Budget
    Texas lawmakers are now going into a special session. A lot of that has to do with Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat from Fort Worth. Late Sunday night, she used her filibuster power to keep the senate from voting a bill to balance the state's budget....
  • 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-...
  • Educator sees the value in 'value-added' approach to evaluating teachers

    Educator sees the value in 'value-added' approach to evaluating teachers
    For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher...
  • Teacher leader opposes database

    Teacher leader opposes database
    The head of the American Federation of Teachers said Wednesday that she believed parents have a right to know how well their children's teachers are rated on employee evaluations, but strongly disagreed with The Times' decision to publish data showing how...
  • Teachers union agrees to reopen talks on evaluations

    The head of the Los Angeles teachers union said Saturday that he has accepted city school district officials' proposal to reopen negotiations over teacher evaluations but stopped short of saying whether a method tying teacher reviews to their students'...
  • Teachers blast L.A. Times for releasing effectiveness rankings

    National and local teachers unions sharply criticized The Times on Sunday when the newspaper published a database of about 6,000 third- through fifth-grade city school teachers ranked by their effectiveness in raising student test scores. "It is the...