Classroom to the Capitol: A teacher's lessons

April 17, 2015 – E4E-Minnesota advocacy fellow Holly Kragthorpe reflects on her experiences at the Capitol and the need for lawmakers to hear from teachers (Young Education Professionals Blog). »

California voters take a dim view of teacher tenure

April 17, 2015 – A new poll finds that the overwhelming majority of voters think that classroom effectiveness should be the deciding factor in lay-off decisions or in granting tenure, rather than simply seniority (Los Angeles Times). »

Panel approves $1b allocation for Common Core

April 17, 2015 – The California Assembly Education Committee passed a bill calling for additional funds to pay for professional development, technology and curricular materials needed for Common Core implementation (SI&A Cabinet Report). »

Dianna Wentzell named CT’s next education commissioner

April 17, 2015 – Wentzell, who has been serving as interim commissioner, joined the state Department of Education in 2013 to lead the office responsible for implementing Common Core State Standards and the new standardized tests (The CT Mirror). »

With Murphy’s support, Senate moves forward on education overhaul

April 16, 2015 – The “Every Child Succeeds Act," a bipartisan compromise that would shift control of some education issues from the federal government to the states, unanimously cleared a key committee of which Conn. Sen. Chris Murphy is a member (The CT Mirror). »

The future of professional development Is teacher empowerment

April 16, 2015 – In an op ed on the value of teacher-driven professional development, E4E-Los Angeles member Paul Bruno shares how teachers at his school demoed model lessons so that the staff could see the lesson in action (Education Week, Rick Hess Straight Up). »

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