Behind the Headline: Who’s teaching L.A.’s kids?

By Education Next 08/16/2010

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Who’s teaching L.A.’s kids?
08/14/10 | Los Angeles Times

Behind the Headline
An Effective Teacher in Every Classroom
Summer 2010 | Education Next

The Los Angeles Times has obtained seven years worth of test scores for individual students and used them to calculate “value added” scores for over 6,000 teachers. The teachers will be identified by name (and scores) in a series of articles and a database that will be made public. Kati Haycock and Eric Hanushek discussed the importance of identifying ineffective teachers in a forum that appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of Ed Next about strategies for increasing the number of effective teachers in high-poverty schools.

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