Whole Child 'snapshot' has good news, bad news for California

July 6, 2015 – Among other findings, the new survey finds that California ranks slightly above the national average in children's access to parks and obesity rates, but 49th out of 50 states in student-to-counselor ratios (LA School Report). »

Governor vetoes requirements for education commissioner

July 2, 2015 – Gov. Malloy vetoed a bill requiring Connecticut's education commissioner to have classroom and administrative experience, saying enshrining job requirements could hamstring a governor's ability to choose the best candidate (The Hartford Courant). »

California needs stronger teacher evaluations

July 1, 2015 – E4E-Los Angeles 2013 Teacher Policy Team member Phylis Hoffman joins a parent and fellow teacher in arguing for a teacher evaluation bill that is both pro-student and pro-teacher (Sacramento Bee). »

Panel recommends continuing districts' waiver from NCLB

July 1, 2015 – In order to get the waiver, the six Calif. districts, including Los Angeles Unified, would need to continue building their evaluation, data and tracking systems, as well as continue working on the implementation of Common Core (EdSource). »

Teachers to teach teachers at statewide Common Core summit

July 1, 2015 – The free summit on July 31 will virtually connect teachers from across California, who will share best practices on a wide variety of topics, including finding materials, integrating technology and reaching English Language Learners (EdSource). »

LA Unified schools finding hope, help in circles

July 1, 2015 – E4E-Los Angeles 2014 Teacher Policy Team member Araceli Morfin joins a parent at her school to explain the impact Restorative Justice practices have had on her campus and in her community (LA School Report). »

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