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  • Rebooting L.A. Unified's iPad plan

    Rebooting L.A. Unified's iPad plan
    John Deasy, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, can be impatient and stubborn, qualities we often admire in him. It takes a sense of urgency to get things moving in L.A.'s schools, as well as a willingness to stand against the...
  • Review: 'The Spectacular Now' is an intoxicating brew of teen angst

    Review: 'The Spectacular Now' is an intoxicating brew of teen angst
    In the opening moments of "The Spectacular Now," 17-year-old Sutter is trying to bluff his way through the infamous personal essay on a college application. He is fortified by drink as he tries out charm, wit, cynicism and insult — everything but...
  • Commissioner Tony Bennett resigns. School grades drop. Welcome to Florida's version of 'reform'

    Commissioner Tony Bennett resigns. School grades drop. Welcome to Florida's version of 'reform'
    Florida's education system is a hot mess. Our education commissioner resigned on the heels of a scandal. And we have record numbers of F-rated schools. Welcome to Florida's version of "reform." We've had about a decade of it now … and I'm not...
  • L.A. Unified teachers ratings should be disclosed, judge rules

    The performance ratings of individual teachers in the city school district are matters of keen public interest and should be released to the Los Angeles Times, a judge ordered Thursday. L.A. County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant ruled that the...
  • Alphabet soup of financial designations

    What's better: a CFP or a CPA-PFS? What's the difference between a fee-based financial adviser and a fee-only one? Being a consumer of financial services these days can be maddening. One reader asked, "Can you give me a rundown about what these...
  • Testing worries as Fl figures out FCAT replacement

    Testing worries as Fl figures out FCAT replacement
    Florida plans by the end of March to pick a new series of standardized tests that will replace most FCAT, and some end-of-course, exams in 2015. But as state leaders worry about FCAT's replacement, some parents worry more about what they call Florida's...
  • Five apps that could help sharpen the brain

    Five apps that could help sharpen the brain
    How many times have you asked yourself: “Where did I put my car keys?” Our brain -- just like a muscle -- needs regular exercise and challenge to reach its full potential. New medical insight suggests that the human brain can regenerate...
  • L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind

    L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind
    L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law. They are the first school systems in the country to receive, on their own, a waiver from the No Child Left...
  • California test scores dip slightly but L.A. Unified holds steady

    California test scores dip slightly but L.A. Unified holds steady
    California students scored slightly lower in math and English on standardized tests this year, the first dip since 2004, in what education officials Thursday blamed in part on brutal budget cuts over the last several years. But Los Angeles Unified...
  • Glendale standardized test scores dip

    Glendale schools experienced a slight dip in test scores in English and math, keeping pace with a statewide trend that some education officials blame on drastic budget cuts in school districts throughout California. In Glendale, 70% of students tested...
  • Late-night monologue joke of the day

     
    The New York City Department of Education says that only 26 percent of the city's students passed the English portion on a recent standardized test. But on the bright side, they're too bad at math to realize how bad that......
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......