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Pravda on Spring Street

Here's the way the headline reads in the Washington Post:
Researchers fault L.A. Times methods in analysis of Calif. teachers
How does a story about the same research read in the LA Times?
Separate study confirms many Los Angeles Times findings on teacher effectiveness
The ledes are equally entertaining. Here's the WashPo's:
University of Colorado researchers reported Monday there were potential weaknesses in methods the Los Angeles Times used last year to rate elementary teachers for a series that stoked national debate in a key arena of school reform.
And here's the LA Times:
A study to be released Monday confirms the broad conclusions of a Times' analysis of teacher effectiveness in the Los Angeles Unified School District while raising concerns about the precision of the ratings.
Just to remind you, a teacher who fared badly in the ratings committed suicide.