Morning Read: Teachers Union Slams Deasy’s 30% Plan
Samantha Oltman | February 18, 2013
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Deasy Wants 30% of Teacher Evaluations Based on Test Scores
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy announced Friday that as much as 30% of a teacher’s evaluation will be based on student test scores, setting off more contention in the nation’s second-largest school system in the weeks before a critical Board of Education election. LA Times
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Los Angeles Unified School Board Election Has Nation’s Attention
The race for three Los Angeles Unified school board seats has drawn more than $4 million in donations – as well as the attention of education leaders nationwide – as the district’s powerful unions and the reform movement battle for control of public education. LA Daily News
Suit Against Ex-LAUSD Boss Ramon Cortines Tossed
A judge has thrown out a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by a male LAUSD Facilities executive against retired Superintendent Ramon Cortines, saying the statute of limitations for filing a claim had expired, a district spokesman said Saturday. LA Daily News
A Round-Up of School Choice Legislation Across the U.S.
Charters & Choice is offering a round-up of school-choice legislation in play in statehouses, and in one case, at the federal level. Lawmakers are considering measures on tax credits, other types of vouchers, charter school expansion, and parent trigger policy. EdWeek
School Reform Through the Pre-K to Third Grade Continuum
For educational reforms to produce the gains that are needed in the information economy, two basic performance gaps must be addressed. They are gaps showing the difference between a standard of excellence and actual performance. HuffPo Opinion
Parents, Students Want to Rename Cortines Campus
Parents, students and staff have voted in favor of changing the name of the downtown Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, setting up an unprecedented conflict within the nation’s second-largest school system. LA Times