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Brown signs bill ending current standardized tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill ending the traditional standardized tests that the state’s public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999. Assembly Bill […]


First grade teacher Lynda Jensen walks with her class of 30 children at Willow Glenn Elementary School in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Calif. seeks to shelve current standardized tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Education officials are proposing to do away with the standardized reading and math tests California public school students have taken since the late 1990s. California Deputy Superintendent Deb Sigman told the […]



Teachers chief: Bad teachers should find new jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teachers who aren’t up to snuff shouldn’t be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday. Randi Weingarten told a gathering […]



LA teachers agree to new evaluation process

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District have agreed on a new system to evaluate their performance.


No child left behind

Calif. fails to win ‘No Child Left Behind’ waiver

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California has lost a bid to avoid requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. The San Jose Mercury News says the state was notified last Friday that its request for a waiver had been denied.


LA Unified, union OK test scores to judge teachers

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached an agreement with its teachers union over using state standardized test scores to evaluate teachers. The district said Friday the tentative agreement […]


New law will change school-performance reports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to reduce the use of standardized tests in calculating the annual rankings for California schools. Brown announced Wednesday that he had signed SB1458 by Senate […]


Chicago schools to be closed at least 1 more day

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that the city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but the union president said she was hopeful that both sides were […]


LA Unified, administrators agree on evaluations

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached an agreement with the district’s administrators on a new job performance evaluation system that will include multiple measures of student achievement. Superintendent John […]


Contract issues in the Chicago teachers strike

(AP) — As Chicago teachers walk the picket lines, their union and the city’s school district resumed negotiating Monday over a new contract that includes bigger salaries, more benefits, revised job security measures and revamped […]




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