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LAUSD faulted over positive reviews for teachers at struggling schools

A new study raises fresh concerns about the giant Los Angeles Unified School District and whether it shows good faith in its dealings with struggling schools in poor minority communities. The Los Angeles-based Parent Revolution group, which focuses on improving

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Does Chiang top field of Dem hopefuls?

Going by the metrics, John Chiang may be the strongest candidate to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 or U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. You’d never know it by the way the media have zeroed in on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney

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Public pension struggles roil CA

The public pensions crisis has not subsided in California — nor has the conflict that surrounds it. A waves of political, legal and policy developments have kept the issue at the center of the state’s attention. In addition to a key election and

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Deasy resignation continues LAUSD turmoil

John Deasy’s recent resignation as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District ends three years of controversy. But a cloud of chalk dust remains over the mammoth district’s future. Deasy conceded his policies sowed sharp disagreements. And a conciliatory statement by

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iPad scandal latest in long line for L.A. Unified — but different

The abrupt decision Monday by Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy to suspend the district’s $1 billion iPad program after reports that he manipulated the decision that led to Apple winning the big contract is hugely juicy. The program already

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Vergara ruling: Silicon Valley titan KOs teachers unions

In 16 pages, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu dealt California’s teachers unions an unprecedented defeat. Using unsparing, uncompromising language, Judge Treu ruled that job protections passed at these unions’ behest violated the state Constitution by denying equal educational opportunity

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CA schools flunking Obamacare preparation 5

June 17, 2013 By Evelyn B. Stacey The implementation of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — isn’t just hitting private businesses. Governments also must comply. Starting January 1, 2014, California school districts with 50 or more full time employees

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Prediction: CTA to play good cop/bad cop on Brown school $ plan 0

May 23, 2013 By Chris Reed The California Teachers Association has taken a lot of hits of late. It tried to sell its 2012 decision to fight bills to make it easier to fire pervert teachers as about basic fairness

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The awful behavior that CTA’s affiliate enabled in LAUSD 4

May 13, 2013 By Chris Reed I have frequently referred to the Mark Berndt/Miramonte Elementary School case while blogging, including just yesterday. Los Angeles Unified officials concluded protections for teachers were so strong that it couldn’t get rid of Berndt

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Shocked teachers union confronts superintendent with a spine 7

Feb. 16, 2013 By Chris Reed The CTA’s L.A. branch, the United Teachers Los Angeles, is almost cartoonish in its villainy. UTLA members are the only suspects in a pathetic 2009 incident in which Latino parents of students attending a

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