| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals.
The event was...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Teacher evaluations and budget hurdles were among the topics submitted from the public for a forum that put the spotlight on the seven candidates vying for three seats on the Glendale Unified school board.
The televised forum, hosted by the League of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:00 PM
The super PAC for a controversial Sacramento-based education reform group has spent more than $13,000 in the Burbank school board race, baffling the two candidates who are benefiting from the expenditures and raising the eyebrows of other local...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 5:58 PM
A lot of Republicans in Tallahassee probably are wishing Alex Sink won the election.
At least she understood the ground rules of what you can and can't do.
Scott is oblivious.
He is the first governor since the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah to take...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Gov. Rick Scott, the scary bald man now in charge of our state, is scaring the bejabbers out of the public-school establishment.
The vouchers-for-all proposal put out by his transition team has the state teachers unions in a panic. The Florida Education...
| Mar 26, 2011
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid.
The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
| Nov 7, 2010
Teachers unions have a well-deserved reputation for exercising political clout. With a nearly unparalleled ability to raise cash and organize their ranks, they have elected school boards, influenced legislation and helped set the public school agenda in...
| Nov 14, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation.
The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...
| Feb 11, 2012
No one, it seems, is lukewarm about Michelle Rhee; she's a pass-fail figure, inspiring or polarizing.
In the name of reforming public schools, the onetime Teach for America teacher, depending on your viewpoint, either trailblazed or bulldozed her way...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District continues to have more charter school students than any school system in the country, according to the latest data released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. L.A. Unified, with about 68,500...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Michelle Rhee is slated to address to education panels in the Florida Legislature this afternoon. The Senate education committee, after hearing from Rhee,Â alsoÂ likely willÂ have a first discussion on the teacher merit pay bill filed by its cha...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Former Washington DC school boss Michelle Rhee testified in front of the Legislature today about the need for school reform. She advocated firing 8 percent of the state's teachers. Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, asked Rhee about the recent report...