March 26, 2015 – E4E-Los Angeles 2013 Teacher Policy Team member Jeff Austin shares how his school harnessed teacher leadership to create a high school with the highest attendance rate in LAUSD and a 97 percent graduation rate (Education Week, Rick Hess Straight Up). »
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.
March 26, 2015 – Original article at EdSource by Laurie Udesky As millions of California students prepare to take the new Smarter Balanced assessments this spring, most will not have had the benefit of taking a series of “interim assessments” that were supposed... »
March 24, 2015 – The additional funds from Proposition 30 moved California from 42nd in the nation in per-pupil spending to 29th, though the proposition will need to be renewed in 2016 (EdSource). »