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  • Ron Kaye: Wishing PACs would pack it in

    Ron Kaye: Wishing PACs would pack it in
    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...
  • Glendale Unified school board candidates unfurl their answers

    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...
  • Super PAC puts down money in Burbank school board race

    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...
  • Can Rick Scott's pension ideas get past GOP?

    Can Rick Scott's pension ideas get past GOP?
    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...
  • Rick Scott's stance on vouchers scares teachers

    Rick Scott's stance on vouchers scares teachers
    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...
  • In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

    In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance
    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...
  • Teachers unions' clout in question

    Teachers unions' clout in question
    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...
  • D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.

    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...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Hard lessons with Michelle Rhee

    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...
  • L.A. Unified leads nation by far in number of charter school students

     
    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...
  • Michelle Rhee in Tallahassee today, Senate could discuss its merit pay bill

     
    Michelle Rhee is slated to address to education panels in the Florida Legislature this afternoon. The Senate education committee, after hearing from Rhee, also likely will have a first discussion on the teacher merit pay bill filed by its cha...
  • Do our schools stink or not?

     
    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...