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  • Teachers union to unveil 'evaluation' of L.A. schools Supt. Deasy

    Teachers union to unveil 'evaluation' of L.A. schools Supt. Deasy
    Continuing its aggressive rhetoric, the Los Angeles teachers union announced plans Thursday to release a performance evaluation of L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy. Don't expect him to get a sterling grade. The evaluation gambit is an intentionally...
  • Around Town: Praise for a retiring headmaster

    Even though it's addressed to our daughter, we're always excited when the Harvard-Westlake alumni magazine arrives. We always sneak a look at the “class notes” to see what her friends are doing, then leaf through the magazine to see what's...
  • Groups defend LAUSD chief Deasy after teachers give him low grade

    Groups defend LAUSD chief Deasy after teachers give him low grade
    Three community groups and a Board of Education member have come to the defense of L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy after the teachers union released a member survey giving him low marks. The groups said the Los Angeles Unified School District has made...
  • Teachers union gives poor grade to L.A. schools Supt. Deasy

    Teachers union gives poor grade to L.A. schools Supt. Deasy
    The L.A. teachers union pressed its campaign of criticism against L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy Thursday with the release of a survey in which 85% of those who responded rated him below average or poor. The superintendent scored poorly on every one of...
  • LBUSD won't have usual standardized tests this year

    Schools statewide, including all four Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses, will not be rated on students' performance on familiar standardized tests this year as California transitions to new assessments. Supt. Sherine Smith praised Gov. Jerry...
  • Bush group opposes school grade "safety net" State Board to consider Tuesday

    The proposed "safety net" that would prevent a school's A-to-F grade from dropping more than one letter grade in a year amounts to "grade inflation" and should not be adopted, according to Jeb Bush's education foundation. In a letter sent to members...
  • School grades: State Board narrowly approves "safety net" rule so A-to-F grades won't drop as far

    The State Board of Education narrowly agreed Tuesday to continue a “safety net” that prevents schools’ A-to-F marks from dropping more than a letter grade in a year.   The board voted 4 to 3 to approve Education Commissioner Tony...
  • Top lawmakers urge FL to abandon PARCC (group developing Common Core tests that were to replace FCAT)

    Florida's top legislative leaders today urged state educators to immediately abandon plans to replace the FCAT with tests from a national consortium and to instead craft "our own Florida plan of assessments." Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and...
  • Gov. Brown signs testing overhaul bill, ending old state tests

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that replaces current public school state standardized tests with ones aligned to new national learning goals. The governor's decision also tees up a looming confrontation with the Obama...
  • Common Core test costs: Less than current FCAT expenses, estimates show (but that doesn't include needed technology, other factors)

    New standardized tests that could replace FCAT might cost a little less per-student that Florida's current fleet of standardized exams, estimates show. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (dubbed PARCC) today released...
  • Online schools' performance may not match claims

    Students enrolled in Indiana's two largest virtual public schools have a 50 percent to 60 percent chance of passing the ISTEP exam in the coming school year if current achievement trends continue. The performance of virtual charter schools across the...
  • Give your cat something better to chew on than plastic

    Q: Our two cats are constantly chewing and eating pieces of plastic grocery bags, and sometimes they swallow other inedible objects. Thank goodness the (plastic) pieces pass after a day or two. The cats crave plastic. We haven't made a trip to the vet...