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). »
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). »
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). »
July 1, 2015 – E4E-Los Angeles 2014 Teacher Policy Team member Araceli Morfin joins a parent at her school in showing the impact Restorative Justice practices have had on her campus and in her community (LA School Report). »
July 1, 2015 – California's new block grant program could be used by districts for professional development on the Common Core standards, support for new teachers or training for coach and mentor teachers (EdSource). »
July 1, 2015 – Enrollments in teacher preparation programs have been declining in California for the past 12 years, and combined with a wave of retirements, many are predicting a much larger shortage in the coming years (89.3 KPCC, Pass/Fail). »
July 1, 2015 – Chicago Public Schools met the June 30th deadline for a full $634 million payment to the teachers' pension fund, but the move is expected to require $200 million in spending cuts (Reuters). »
July 1, 2015 – In this conversation with E4E-Minnesota Outreach Director Ryan Mulso, Sharon discusses her experiences as a teacher, her teacher preparation experience, and the changing role of teachers. »
June 30, 2015 – E4E-Minnesota member Anthony Hernandez discusses the need for a more equitable distribution of effective teachers and his work on the state task force, explaining there is no silver bullet but a lot more can be done (The Pioneer Press). »
June 30, 2015 – University of Chicago Consortium report reveals that Chicago Public Schools are strong in three school climate factors - effective leaders, collaborative teachers and ambitious instruction - when compared to other types of school communities across Illinois... »
E4E-Los Angeles Executive Director calls for more "strategic investments" in LAUSD
Activists demand LAUSD support schools in low-income communities
Original article at EGP News by City News Service
Education activists delivered on Tuesday more than 5,000 petitions to the Los Angeles Unified School District board of education demanding $1 billion in state funding over the next seven years to help low-income students and English learners.
The petitions were delivered by representatives from Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS), a coalition of nonprofits and community groups that fight for equity in local schools, according to organizers.
“Our members are really worried the dollars won’t be determined at the local level,” said Ama Nyamekye, executive director for Educators for Excellence. “Schools have very different needs and serve very different constituencies.”
Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown created the Local Control Funding Formula, which allows school districts with high concentrations of low-income students, English learners and foster youth to allocate millions of state funds.
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