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Local Control Funding can transform Calif. schools

September 18, 2014 – In this op ed, the author argues that new dollars can make the biggest impact on schools when they are used on strategies like differentiated teacher compensation, professional development and school leader training (Education Week, On California). »

Seven education bills await action by Gov. Brown

September 18, 2014 – Many of the bills focus on school climate issues, including tracking student absences to address truancy rates and eliminating willful defiance as a cause for expulsion (LA School Report). »

Google flash funds LAUSD teacher projects with $1 million

September 17, 2014 – LAUSD teachers who had projects listed on found out Monday that all of their requests had been fully funded, including requests for laptops, musical instruments, or even basic supplies like pencils and paper (LA School Report). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Kiechelle Russell

September 17, 2014 – In this interview, Kiechelle shares why she's passionate about improving school climate, and the work she's undertaking with the Teacher Policy Team to move the district and state forward on improving outcomes for boys of color. »

A New Model for Parent-Teacher Conferences

September 17, 2014 – E4E-New York teacher Nick Lawrence joins New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña on the Brian Lehrer Show to discuss how to make the most of expanded opportunities for parent–teacher conferences (WNYC). »

NCLB waiver extended for seven Calif. districts

September 17, 2014 – The districts, including Los Angeles Unified, have another year to set up systems for incorporating measures of student progress in evaluations and for monitoring school-level progress (EdSource). »

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