Mixed Reactions to New Teacher Dismissal Bill
AB 375, a new bill meant to streamline teacher dismissals, could be headed for quick passage after clearing the State Assembly’s Education Committee with a 7 – 0 vote Thursday. The bill’s chance at passing is undoubtedly aided by the announcement last week that the state’s largest teachers union, the California Teachers Association, was joining...
By Samantha Oltman | April 5, 2013 11:15 am
One Thing: LAUSD’s Crowded “Rubber Rooms”
From LA School Report contributor Hillel Aron, writing for the LA Weekly: “On the outskirts of LAUSD’s sprawling, mazelike Educational Service Center in Reseda sit seven long, shabby, peach-colored bungalows with barred windows and rotting wood, which all but scream Southern California public education. “In one of them is a roughly 35-square-foot room where 25 or...
By LA School Report | December 6, 2012 11:10 am
Board Preview: Doe v. Deasy; Teacher Dismissals
The LAUSD Board will hold a special closed session on Tuesday, December 4 to confer with its legal counsel about the Doe v. Deasy case and to discuss labor negotiations: Board Members Monica Garcia and Tamar Galatzan will also introduce a resolution calling on state legislators to change “the lengthy, expensive [teacher] dismissal process required...
By Samantha Oltman | December 3, 2012 11:20 am
Morning Read: Teacher Evaluation Revamp
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 Times, EdSource, LA Daily News, EdWeek, WSJ, UTLA California Legislator Vows to Reintroduce Bill to Speed Teacher...
By Samantha Oltman | December 3, 2012 10:50 am
Morning Read: LAUSD Responds to Child Abuse Audit
LAUSD Slow to Report on Teacher Misconduct Los Angeles school officials failed to promptly report nearly 150 cases of suspected teacher misconduct — including allegations of sexual contact with students — to state authorities as required by law, an audit released Thursday concluded. LA Times See also: LA Daily News, KPCC Teacher Says District Has...
By Samantha Oltman | November 30, 2012 10:15 am