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Morning Read: Teacher Evaluation Revamp

Samantha Oltman | December 3, 2012

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LAUSD, Teachers’ Union Reach ‘Historic’ Agreement on Evaluations
Just days before a court-ordered deadline, L.A. Unified and its teachers’ union announced a “historic” tentative agreement allowing administrators to use student test scores in teacher evaluations. KPCC
See also: LA TimesEdSource, LA Daily News, EdWeek, WSJ, UTLA

California Legislator Vows to Reintroduce Bill to Speed Teacher Firing for Abuse
A California state senator said he plans to reintroduce a bill Monday that would make it easier to fire a teacher accused of sexually abusing a student. KPCC

See also LA Daily News, Newswire

New Ideas From a New Generation of Teachers
A critical demographic shift is occurring. This one is taking place, quietly, in teachers unions: Over the past several years, teachers who have spent 10 years or fewer in the classroom have become the dues-paying majority. Washington Post Opinion

Finally Los Angeles Schools See Just How Much ‘Arts Matter’
Thanks to the widest-reaching art project in L.A. history, arts education is getting a boost. Take Part Op-Ed

Attorney: ‘Criminal Culpability’ Needed to Fix LAUSD Abuse Scandal
An attorney representing alleged child sex abuse victims from Miramonte Elementary School Friday called for a more thorough audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District. CBS

For Dropouts, a Way to Drop Back In
An increasing number of young people neither attend school nor work, a study finds. A new partnership between the city of Los Angeles and L.A. Unified aims to halt that ‘unacceptable’ trend. LA Times

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