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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Rhee’s Olympic ad: Chubby man stumbles through gymnastic routine, showing “failures” of U.S. schools

     
      Michelle Rhee's education group has put out a new ad that plays off the Olympics and aims to show that in the “education Olympics” American students “aren't faring as well when it comes to global competition with their peers.”...
  • Colorado massacre: No. 1 topic Sunday morning

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN REVISED A FINAL TIME AT 9:10 P.M. ET SATURDAY: The Colorado movie-theater massacre will be the top story on Sunday morning programs. You can expect the latest news from Aurora, Colo., on CBS' “Face the Nation,” ABC's “...
  • New movie re-ignites “parent trigger” debate

     
    As part of the GOP convention in Tampa, some guests are attending a preview of the new movie Won't Back Down, a film that is creating buzz and controversy in education circles.  According to the schedule sent out this morning, in fact, their viewing...
  • 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...
  • Parent trigger bills get first, favorable votes; parent groups call them latest effort to privitize public schools

     
    In case you missed it, here is our story from earlier today on the so-called “parent trigger” bills, which got “yes” committee votes in both the Florida House and Senate today. The bills are opposed by many of Florida's parent...