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Samantha Oltman | December 5, 2012

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L.A. Unified Says Deal on Evaluations Meets Court Order
The Los Angeles Unified School District filed court papers Tuesday asserting that a new tentative agreement with the teachers union has satisfied judicial orders to use state standardized test scores in instructor evaluations. LA Times

LAUSD Board OKs Deal With Teachers Union on Performance Evaluations
The LAUSD school board signed off Tuesday on a deal with the teachers union to implement a new system that will incorporate student test data in performance evaluations. LA Daily News

A New Way to Rate L.A. Unified’s Teachers
What kind of process for evaluating teachers can possibly be devised by a determinedly reform-minded administration, a stubborn union and plaintiffs in a hostile lawsuit? As it turns out, a better kind than they’ve had up to now. LA Times Editorial

4 More Miramonte School Students File Lawsuits in Child Abuse Case
The list of plaintiffs in the case over alleged child abuse by teachers at Miramonte Elementary School is getting a little longer. KPCC
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School Names Can Be Lessons in Recognition
Celebrities? Historical figures? Neighborhoods? As L.A. Unified replaces temporary generic campus names with permanent monikers, the process has become political, controversial or just plain wacky. LA Times

Democrats Propose Using Proposition 39 for Schools
Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend about $500 million a year in newly approved tax revenue on energy efficiency projects at schools in California’s poorest communities. AP

First Sign of Better Times for Schools Under Prop 30
Deferred payments to California schools and community colleges will fall to their lowest level in five years this academic year, and repayments for previous deferrals is starting sooner than expected. EdSource

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