And now to the news. An article in Saturday’s L.A. Times “Sports” section highlights some LAUSD statistics that demonstrate that students who participate in organized athletics have better attendance, higher GPAs and do better on standardized tests: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-0609-athletes-grades-20120609,0,7206631.column
The “Ed News” knows that all its readers are not connected to LAUSD. However, the fact that the district and UTLA reached a tentative labor agreement late on Friday, subject to ratification by the board and the teachers, should be BIG news to most of you. Therefore, The Chief Commissar of Current Events decided to put out this brief, special, extra edition to cover this late-breaking and highly significant story. Look for the next, full, regular edition of the “Ed News” on Tuesday.
And now to the news. A late-breaking story in Tuesday’s “Ed News” reported on a lawsuit filed against LAUSD in hopes of forcing the district to include student test scores in its evaluation of teachers. John Fensterwald in his blog for TOP-Ed has a follow-up to that story. The judge announced he may have a tentative decision by Monday. Stay tuned for further details: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-teacher-eval-20120606,0,3577978.story
And now to the news. Last week the “Ed News” highlighted an article about a settlement involving the LAUSD board and sexual harassment charges between an employee and former superintendent Ramon Cortines. The L.A. Times is reporting that the agreement is in jeopardy due to early disclosure and the premature identification of the victim: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lausd-cortines-20120530,0,5442971.story