July 23, 2015 – A California State University course originally designed to help 12th-grade English teachers prepare more seniors for college-level courses is expanding into lower grades, which also reflects the focus on early literacy in the Common Core (EdSource). »
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.
July 22, 2015 – The survey tracks outcomes for kids in education, health and economics, and finds that California has improved fourth and eighth grade math and reading scores, but has decreased the number of children enrolled in early education programs (89.3 KPCC). »
July 22, 2015 – Los Angeles Unified already set aside $1.8 million in the 2015-16 budget to provide services for the almost 16,000 homeless students within the district (LA School Report). »