The Los Angeles school district will need to take into account student progress in its teacher- and principal-evaluation systems under the terms of a preliminary ruling issued today by a California Superior Court judge.
The ruling comes in the Doe vs. Deasy, suit which was brought by a handful of Los Angeles parents on behalf of their children. It was aksi sponsored by the advocacy group EdVoice, which has ties to philanthropist Eli Broad. Broad, who has long played a role in shaping in the city's education policy, sits on the board of the group and has donated to its political wing. (Stephen Sawchuk at Education Week)