February 1, 2016 – Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles member Xochitl Gilkeson challenges the state with two recommendations that would help school districts better implement Common Core and help parents and students understand its benefits (Huffington Post). »
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.
January 22, 2016 – Watch as a panel of seven education experts, including Stanford professor Linda Darling-Hammond and Education Trust-West executive director Ryan Smith, share more about the history of the new federal act and its implications for California (EdSource). »
January 21, 2016 – In his State of the State address last week, Gov. Jerry Brown praised the state's shift to local control for school districts and a school accountability system that de-emphasizes heavy state control (EdSource). »