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The LAUSD Board election matters; voters should turn out

August 1, 2014 – This op-ed argues that teachers, parents and community members should be invested in the outcome of the Board District 1 special election, given the many important decisions the winner will be undertaking in the coming year (Los Angeles Times). »

Teachers Deserve More Information on Evaluation Systems

August 1, 2014 – Before evaluating teachers using student achievement growth, the methods for measuring growth should be more effectively explained to teachers, argues evaluation expert Mark Dynarski (Brookings Institution). »

Michael Walker might have the toughest job in Minneapolis

July 30, 2014 – As head of the newly created Minneapolis Public Schools' Office of Black Male Student Achievement, Walker will be tasked with advocating for - and designing targeted programs to support - the district's largest student demographic group (MinnPost). »

Union invites teachers to the bargaining table with LAUSD

July 30, 2014 – In the coming weeks, the leadership of UTLA will be inviting rank-and-file teachers to participate as observers in the negotiation process, along with parents and other community members (Los Angeles Daily News). »

Putting an End to Americans' Lousy Math Rap

July 30, 2014 – In response to Elizabeth Green's New York Times Magazine piece, psychologist Daniel Willingham discusses why Americans struggle with math and how we can improve (Real Clear Education). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Christine O'Neil

July 29, 2014 – In this conversation with E4E-Connecticut Program Coordinator Brooke Souza, Christine discusses the importance of collaboration, passion in learning, and what she hopes to see in Bridgeport’s future. »

The Vergara era, part 2: A new opportunity

July 29, 2014 – "Rather than an attack on teachers, Vergara has given us an opportunity to completely rethink the systems of teacher tenure, support, evaluations and lay-offs," writes E4E-Los Angeles teacher Ron Taw (HuffPost Education). »

Conn. awards $6.6M to 28 low-performing schools

July 28, 2014 – The grants, which Connecticut awarded on a competitive basis, will go to schools in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, and several other districts throughout the state (The Hartford Courant). »

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