November 23, 2015 – As Congress moves forward on reauthorizing ESEA, Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles member Misti Kemmer questions Title I portability's negative effect on schools that have a high concentration of students in poverty (The Hill). »
One School of Thought: Moving Toward the Common Core
See why teachers are highlighting the value of higher standards while also recommending ways to make them more successful.
Reimagining Tenure: Protecting Our Students and Our Profession
As California school districts, education leaders and court systems debate the future of teacher tenure, check out recommendations from a team of E4E-Los Angeles members that aim to preserve job protections, but make tenure designations far more meaningful.
Vergara: Get the facts
Educators 4 Excellence hopes that the verdict encourages teachers, parents, students and administrators to come to the table and work toward a tenure system that serves both student and teacher needs.
Pay it forward
Check out "The Equity Movement" and "Pay It Forward," containing recommendations from E4E Teacher Policy Teams on how Los Angeles can improve school climates and teacher compensation to elevate teaching and learning.
LA True Grit: Read the report
"True Grit: The Game-Changing Factors and People Lifting School Performance in Los Angeles," offers tools for educators and policymakers to strengthen and leverage culture, data, collaboration, systems and partnerships to improve student performance.
November 23, 2015 – The effort to replace “zero-tolerance” discipline policies with conflict-diffusing approaches has paid off in California as suspension rates have decreased and academic achievement has increased (Ed Source). »
November 17, 2015 – A new poll shows that voters regard the emerging shortage of K-12 teachers as a very serious problem, and think that the state must take action; the poll also tracks public opinion on teacher preparation, salaries, and educational equity (EdSource). »