Communities for Teaching Excellence, Los Angeles-based education organization, closing
Original article in the Los Angeles Daily News by Barbara Jones.
A Los Angeles-based education advocacy organization backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will disband next month as a crowded field of reform groups compete for limited funding, officials said Thursday.
The board of Communities for Teaching Excellence voted last week to dissolve, with a target date of Nov. 15, said Yolie Flores, who founded the group in 2010 and serves as its CEO.
Ama Nyamekye, executive director of Educators 4 Excellence in Los Angeles, lauded Flores' group for its efforts on behalf the city's students.
"They did collaboration work and coalition-building, which is important in order to make a real transformation," Nyamekye said. "They were absolute agents of change, for students, for parents, and for teachers."
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