July 22, 2014 – Teachers in charter and pilot Los Angeles public schools collaborate with and trust each other significantly more than teachers in L.A. Unified's traditional large public high schools, according to a new report (89.3 KPCC, Pass/Fail). »
E4E-Los Angeles statement on Vergara trial
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.
July 22, 2014 – The latest offer from the district, which provides an 8.5% raise over three years, reduces class sizes and concentrates additional positions at hard-to-staff schools, was rejected by UTLA, and pushed contract talks into August (LA School Report). »
July 22, 2014 – An editorial from Antonio Villaraigosa argues that teachers unions should proactively help lead the conversation on issues like tenure, evaluation and Common Core, rather than simply reacting defensively (Wall Street Journal). »