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LA School Report | November 26, 2012

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L.A.’s Revamped Teacher Evaluation System Getting Mixed Grades
Teachers are finding value in the new evaluation system as it rolls out, but administrators doing the reviews complain about how time-consuming they are. LA Times

LAUSD Moves to Speed English Learners Into Mainstream
Triggered by a federal civil rights investigation, Los Angeles Unified has launched a network of programs designed to more quickly move English learners into mainstream academic classes and help close the achievement gap. LA Daily News

Supt. Deasy, Head of the Class
Of all the jobs in Southern California, it’s hard to think of one that is harder to do well than serving as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. LA Times (commentary)

Give Charter Schools Their Due
Misguided attacks on charter schools still occur, most recently when L.A. Unified school board member Steve Zimmer introduced a resolution to temporarily halt the approval of new charters. LA Times (editorial)

Financially Troubled Charter School Company Says Finances Now in Order
Two years after it almost closed 14 Los Angeles-area schools, ICEF Public Schools says it’s on a stable financial footing. KPCC


Lessons From a Disadvantaged Children’s Charter School
Para Los Niños Charter School in an industrial part of downtown Los Angeles turns out to be a model for what upscale parents say they want for their children. LA Times (column)

Richard Bloom Grabs Biggest Lead Over Betsy Butler
Another Friday, another vote count for the too-close-call Assembly District 50 race. This time, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom has widened his lead over Assemblywoman Betsy Butler. LA Weekly

For Two L.A. Schools, Sharing a Campus Is Starting to Chafe
Logan Elementary in Echo Park hosts Gabriella Charter School. That seemed good when enrollment was lower. But both schools are growing, and the campus is not. LA Times

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